Violinist for the Brentano Quartet since 1992, SERENA CANIN was born into a family of professional musicians in New York City. An accomplished chamber musician, she was twice invited to the Marlboro Music Festival and has toured the United States with Music from Marlboro, the Brandenburg Ensemble, and Goliard Concerts. She has performed for the Festival Internacional de Cartagena, Chamber Music Quad Cities, El Paso Pro Musica, the Mannes Beethoven Institute, and the Continuum Series at Alice Tully Hall.
Ms. Canin has held teaching positions at Princeton University and New York University and has taught chamber music to young musicians at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She holds degrees from Swarthmore College and the Juilliard School, and her teachers have included Burton Kaplan and Robert Mann. She lives in New York City with her husband, pianist Thomas Sauer, and their two sons, Eric and Niall.