Serena is the founding violinist of the internationally heralded Janaki String Trio. Since her solo debut at age twelve, she has performed as soloist throughout the United States and Canada with orchestras such as the Houston, Minnesota, and Cincinnati symphonies, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center. Serena is active in film scoring in Los Angeles, recording with composers such as John Williams and performs as a substitute violinist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the LA Opera. She performs on a Joseph and Antonius Gagliano violin, c. 1740.
Past performances featuring Serena McKinney: