Jennifer Koh

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


  • "Signs, Games and Messages"
Jennifer Koh, violin
Shai Wosner, piano
Cedille Records[9]
  • "Bach and Beyond I"
Jennifer Koh, violin
Cedille Records[10]
  • "Rhapsodic Musings"
Jennifer Koh, violin
Cedille Records[11]
  • "String Poetic" (Grammy Nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance)
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano
Cedille Records[12]
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano
Cedille Records[13]
  • Jennifer Koh: Portraits
Jennifer Koh, violin
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Cedille Records[14]
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano
Cedille Records[15]
Jenniver Koh, violin
Cedille Records[16]
  • Menotti
Jennifer Koh, violin
Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Richard Hickox, conductor
Chandos Records
  • Klami - Whirls, Act 1
Jennifer Koh, violin
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, conductor
BIS Records

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Burlingame, Burl (2007-04-16). "Violin, virtuoso, Koh". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  2. ^ Fisher, Avery. Lincoln Center  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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