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|Born||1976 (age 46–47)|
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Jennifer Koh (born 1976) is an American violinist, born to Korean parents in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Life and career
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.
Koh has performed extensively with such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, 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. She performed and recorded a series "Bach and Beyond" which has received high critical praise. She frequently premieres and records contemporary music of composers like Kaija Saariaho, John Zorn, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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. Koh is a faculty member at the Mannes School of Music.
|2021||Bach & Beyond Part III
|2018||Saariaho X Koh
|2016||Tchaikovsky: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra
|2015||Bach & Beyond Part II
|2014||Two X Four
|2013||"Signs, Games and Messages"
|2012||"Bach and Beyond I"
|2006||Schumann: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Jennifer Koh: Portraits
"String Poetic" (Grammy Nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance)
Jennifer Koh: Violin Fantasies
Jennifer Koh: Solo Chaconnes
Klami - Whirls, Act 1
- Kozinn, Allan (October 25, 2011). "Scaling Bach's Mountains With Stamina and Skill". The New York Times.
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- ^ "Violinist Jennifer Koh: Championing a new concerto for our times". Rutland Herald. 2018-10-20. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
- ^ Fisher, Avery. "Lincoln Center". Lincoln Center.
- ^ Swed, Mark. "Botstein has last laugh with L.A. Phil at the Bowl". LA Times.
- ^ Tommasini, Anthony (25 January 2013). "A Conductor's Adventurous and Reserved Sides". The New York Times.
- ^ Kozinn, Allan (25 October 2011). "Scaling Bach's Mountains With Stamina and Skill". The New York Times.
- ^ Vernier, David. "Koh's captivating craft". classics today.
- ^ Smith, Steve (18 January 2013). "A Fast Start, but No Race to the Future". The New York Times.
- ^ Opus Review review of Einstein on the Beach, June 9, 2012
- ^ a b c d e f g h Ginsburg, Jim. "Discography". Cedille Records.
- Jennifer Koh official website
- Interview with Jennifer Koh by Bruce Duffie, June 30, 2004
- Art of the States: Jennifer Koh performance of Mood (1918) by Carl Ruggles
- 1976 births
- Living people
- American classical violinists
- American women violinists
- People from Glen Ellyn, Illinois
- Oberlin College alumni
- Curtis Institute of Music alumni
- American musicians of Korean descent
- Cedille Records artists
- Women classical violinists
- 20th-century classical violinists
- 20th-century American women musicians
- 21st-century classical violinists
- 21st-century American women musicians
- Classical musicians from Illinois
- Grammy Award winners
- 20th-century American violinists
- 21st-century American violinists