Jensina Oliver, NCTM
Known for her expressive and passionate performances, pianist Jensina Oliver has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, China, Canada, Costa Rica, Israel, and throughout Europe. Her performances with orchestra include appearances with the Hubei Provincial Orchestra of Wuhan, China, as well as concerts with the Utah Philharmonia, Orchestra of Southern Utah, Intermountain Chamber Orchestra, University of Washington Symphony, and University of Utah Symphony Orchestra. She was a national
finalist of the MTNA Chamber Competition, was a resident artist at the Banff Chamber Music Festival, and has won several solo and concerto competitions throughout the United States. Ms. Oliver earned her DMA at the University of Washington and has taught at Shoreline Community College since 1998.
Ms. Oliver has been praised by critics as “highly talented”, with a “steely-fingered” technique and a flair for “panache and drama.” (SL Trib.) “Byington’s command of dynamic phrasing infused each note with elegant intensity in slower passages; in virtuosic sections, she played with assuredness and authority.” Ms. Oliver’s first CD, JENSINA OLIVER BYINGTON performs Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff was released in 2009 and is available on CDBaby.com.
As a National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), she has a thriving studio with students of all ages. Ms. Oliver currently resides with her family in Seattle, where she is a well-known performer, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator.