Ellen Jewett has enjoyed a varied career, performing in major concerts halls worldwide. She was a member of the prizewinning Audubon Quartet for eleven years, which was critically acclaimed by The New York Times. The ensemble also coordinated an intensive string quartet seminar every summer at the Chautauqua Institute.
As an advocate for new music, Jewett has worked with many composers and performed countless premieres. Other chamber music collaborations include performances with Yo-Yo Ma, Maxim Vengerov, Colin Carr, Johannes Moser and Idil Biret. Jewett studied with Joyce Robbins, James Buswell and Josef Gingold.
She has performed as concertmaster of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Ankara, and is the founder and artistic director of Klasik Keyifler, a chamber music festival in Cappadocia.
She has served on the faculties of McGill University, the State University of New York – Stony Brook University, Ithaca College and Ankara University. Jewett has recorded for Centaur Records, Chandos, Albany Records and Newport Classic.