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  • Denver, CO, 80205
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Five Points Chamber Music Society

Each month, here at The Preservery, we host a live chamber music ensemble as part of our Five Points Chamber Music Society event series. The goal is to provide a platform for young artists within the Five Points neighborhood and to help foster an appreciation for classical music among our guests. Pricing is $5 per person. You can reserve a table at opentable.com or give us a call at (303) 298-6821.

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Brittany Hensley
Brittany is a violinist in Denver, Colorado who enjoys performing and teaching. She has been playing violin since the age of six and holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of South Florida. She has studied with Carolyn Stuart, Monica Germino and Mark Rush.

She has a diverse performing background including performances with Michael Buble, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Ten Tenors, as well as University of South Florida faculty and students in the “Radiance” tour in 2012. Also in 2012, Brittany performed "Sonata" for unaccompanied violin by Brandon Kreuze in the College Music Society Regional Conference. She has performed with many chamber ensembles while at USF as well as at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. While participating in the festival, she performed in masterclasses with Timothy Eddy and Violaine Melancon. She co-founded the BrittZim Duo with Mary-Cathryn Zimmer (cello) in 2013 and frequently performs with the duo. In 2014, Brittany played on set and setting's album "A Vivid Memory" along with Mary-Cathryn Zimmer.

Brittany is a member of the SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas) and has SAA registered teacher training for Violin books 1 through 8. She earned a Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver under Kathleen Spring in 2016. Students can look forward to structured lessons that are also tailored to each student’s individual needs. Find out more information about her lessons on the Lessons page.

Brittany currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two cats. She is a teacher for Primavera Place Suzuki School.

Mallory Bernstein
Born in White Plains, New York, pianist Mallory Bernstein has given solo performances throughout the United States as well as in Germany, Italy, and Portugal. Highlights of the last few seasons include performances with the Sonoma Philharmonic, solo and collaborative recitals in Colorado and New York, three performances of Rhapsody in Blue with the Aurora Symphony and the two-piano arrangement of the Brahms Requiem at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. She is the collaborative pianist for Opera on Tap (Denver) and is a founding member of the Denver Art Song Project. Recent and upcoming performances include engagements with Opera Colorado, the Playground Ensemble, Englewood Arts, and a return performance with the Aurora Symphony of Gershwin's Concerto in F. She holds degrees in Piano Performance from Ithaca College, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the University of Denver, and is on the faculty as a collaborative pianist and coach at the College Audition Advantage summer institute. Mallory maintains a full private studio of piano students in Park Hill, Denver.

Katie Burns
As a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and activist, Katie Burns uses the cello to engage people in unique and meaningful musical experiences.

Katie enjoys bringing cello music to a wide range of settings from the concert hall, to the hip-hop club, and from the church, to the yoga studio.  Studying at Butler University under William Grubb and the Lamont School of Music with Matthew Zalkind, Katie has presented four full-length recitals including repertoire from the Baroque through the Modern era.  As an accomplished orchestral cellist, Katie has played for various musicals, ballets, operas, film recordings, and season concerts since 2003, most recently appointed as Principal Cellist of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. Katie’s true passion as a cellist lies in performing chamber music.  She currently collaborates with guitarist Russ Callison on their duo Solazur, formed in 2016 out of a shared desire to offer captivating and intimate performances of cello and guitar music.  As a member of the Vero String Quartet (2010-2012) she intensely studied and performed major works of the string quartet repertoire, playing at several venues throughout Indianapolis.  Katie’s experience as a chamber musician brought her to three seasons of the Zodiac Chamber Festival and Academy
where she spends two weeks collaborating on standard repertoire as well as premiering new compositions throughout the south of France.  

As a young cellist, Katie studied with pedagogue Sally Gross at the Western Springs School for Talent Education, who served as a major influence for her to pursue Suzuki training.  Katie received her Master of Music in Suzuki Cello Pedagogy at the University of Denver under the tutelage of Carol Tarr, president of the Suzuki Association of Colorado and former board member for the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  Katie currently runs an active private cello studio in Denver, CO, and also has the pleasure of serving as a guest teacher for El Sistema Colorado and a group class teacher for Denver Talent Education.  Through these organizations, Katie hopes to bring quality cello instruction and music education to as many young people as possible, regardless of socioeconomic status.