Jennifer Koh

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Jennifer Koh is an American violinist, born to Korean parents in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.[1]

Jennifer Koh earned a B.A. in English Literature from Oberlin College, as well as a Performance Diploma from the attached Oberlin Conservatory. She is also a graduate of the Curtis Institute and was the top medalist in the 1994 Tchaikovsky Competition. That year she also won a scholarship from the Concert Artists Guild. She received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1995.[2]

Ms. Koh has performed extensively with such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic,[3] New York Philharmonic,[4] Czech Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra and is an advocate of music education for children.

She is lauded for her programs of Bach.[5] She performed and recorded a series "Bach and Beyond" which has received high critical praise.[6] She frequently premieres and records contemporary music of composers like Kaija Saariaho, John Zorn, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.[7]

In 2012, Koh was a featured performer in the revival of the Philip Glass/Robert Wilson opera Einstein on the Beach, portraying the role of Einstein.[8]

Discography[edit]

Year Recording Details Label
2016 Tchaikovsky: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra Cedille Records
2015 Bach & Beyond Part II Cedille Records
2014 Two X Four Cedille Records
2013 "Signs, Games and Messages" Cedille Records[9]
2012 "Bach and Beyond I" Cedille Records[10]
2009 "Rhapsodic Musings" Cedille Records[11]
2006 Schumann: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano Cedille Records[12]
2006

Jennifer Koh: Portraits

Cedille Records[13]
2002

Menotti

Chandos Records
2000

"String Poetic" (Grammy Nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance)

Cedille Records[14]
2000

Jennifer Koh: Violin Fantasies

Cedille Records[15]
2000

Jennifer Koh: Solo Chaconnes

Cedille Records[16]
1997

Klami - Whirls, Act 1

BIS Records

Further reading[edit]

  • Kozinn, Allan (October 25, 2011). "Scaling Bach's Mountains With Stamina and Skill". The New York Times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burlingame, Burl (2007-04-16). "Violin, virtuoso, Koh". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
  2. ^ Fisher, Avery. Lincoln Center http://www.aboutlincolncenter.org/programs/program-avery-fisher-artist-program/the-avery-fisher-career-grants. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Swed, Mark. "Botstein has last laugh with L.A. Phil at the Bowl". LA Times.
  4. ^ Tommasini, Anthony. "A Conductor's Adventurous and Reserved Sides". NY Times.
  5. ^ Kozinn, Allan. "Scaling Bach's Mountains With Stamina and Skill". NY Times.
  6. ^ Vernier, David. "Koh's captivating craft". classics today.
  7. ^ Smith, Steve. "A Fast Start, but No Race to the Future". NY Times.
  8. ^ Opus Review review of Einstein on the Beach, June 9, 2012
  9. ^ Ginsburg, Jim. "Discography". Cedille Records.
  10. ^ Ginsburg, Jim. "Discography". Cedille Records.
  11. ^ Ginsburg, Jim. "Discography". Cedille Records.
  12. ^ Ginsburg, Jim. "Discography". Cedille Records.
  13. ^ Ginsburg, Jim. "Discography". Cedille Records.
  14. ^ Ginsburg, Jim. "Discography". Cedille Records.
  15. ^ Ginsburg, Jim. "Discography". Cedille Records.
  16. ^ Ginsburg, Jim. "Discography". Cedille Records.

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