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04.30.18
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh and the 'Shared Madness' of coming between a violinist and her violin
Los Angeles Times
04.14.18
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh enchanted again as a soloist of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Aamulehti
04.07.18
Jennifer Koh
Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s works by 3 composers wows audience
The Columbus Dispatch
03.14.18
Jennifer Koh
Listen In on a Violinist’s Rehearsal Room
New York Times
01.14.18
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Review: Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner
Albany Times Union
11.10.17
Karina Canellakis, Jennifer Koh
KARINA CANELLAKIS AND THE MSO DO TCHAIKOVSKY PROUD
Milwaukee Magazine
11.10.17
Karina Canellakis, Jennifer Koh
Canellakis leads Milwaukee Symphony in a bold, exciting concert
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
10.31.17
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh Is Sublime in Marin Season Opener
San Francisco Classical Voice
10.26.17
Jennifer Koh
Eclectic Philharmonic program brings energy
The Oklahoman
07.14.17
Jennifer Koh
Community and Empathy at the 2017 Ojai Music Festival
Second Inversion
07.13.17
Jennifer Koh
At Tanglewood, a concerto for our times
The Berkshire Eagle
07.09.17
Jennifer Koh
Ojai Music Festival opens with triumphant debuts — and a big scare
San Diego Tribune
07.05.17
Jennifer Koh
Kent Blossom Music Festival: Kulas Guest Artist Jennifer Koh (June 28
Cleveland Classical
06.16.17
Jennifer Koh
JENNIFER KOH PREMIERES VIJAY IYER'S 'TROUBLE' AT THE OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL
06.06.17
Jennifer Koh
Violinist Jennifer Koh's SHARED MADNESS Web Series Launches
BroadwayWorld
05.15.17
Jennifer Koh
NJSO concert review: Passion and precision combine in season-best performance
The Star-Ledger
05.10.17
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh to Appear in Episode 10 of First Episodic Made-for-TV & Online Opera “VIREO: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser”
03.30.17
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
From classical to modern with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
The Art Blog
09.01.16
Jennifer Koh
Review: Jennifer Koh at National Sawdust
The Strad
08.31.16
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh Plays Tchaikovsky’s Complete Violin and Orchestra Works on New Cedille Album
08.05.16
Stefan Jackiw, Jennifer Koh
Review: Big week for violins, Saariaho at the music festival
The Aspen Times
06.06.16
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh Eloquently Tames 32 Musical Beasts
05.24.16
Jennifer Koh
Violinist Jennifer Koh Commissions 32 Works for Solo Violin for ‘Shared Madness’
Strings
02.06.16
Jennifer Koh
Milwaukee Symphony, Jennifer Koh combine for a show of grace and power
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
12.18.15
Wynton Marsalis, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Christopher Rountree, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company , Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Philadelphia Orchestra , Storm Large, VOCES8 , Christine Goerke, Nicholas Phan, New York Polyphony
End of Year 2015 'Best of' Roundup
12.01.15
Jennifer Koh
Violinist Jennifer Koh’s Innovative Projects Connect Masterworks of the Past with the Present
Strings
11.23.15
Jennifer Koh
Review: For Minnesota Orchestra, a night like at the opera
St. Paul Pioneer Press
10.15.15
Jennifer Koh
Musical America Announces 2016 Artists of the Year
Musical America
05.24.15
Jennifer Koh
Koh shines in luminous works by Ravel, Debussy and Saariaho
The Washington Post
05.18.15
Jennifer Koh, Jennifer Koh's Bach & Beyond
Jennifer Koh's recording project explores the impact of Bach on later composers
Examiner.com
05.16.15
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Jennifer Koh
Luxurious goulash; San Antonio Symphony, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Jennifer Koh
Incident Light
05.05.15
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh Releases Bach & Beyond Part 2
Strings Magazine
04.02.15
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh Building Bridges with Beethoven
Music Santa Barbara
03.16.15
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh highlights Bach’s influence
San Francisco Chronicle
12.18.14
Osvaldo Golijov, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano, Bramwell Tovey, Julian Wachner, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Stefan Jackiw, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Béla Fleck, Brooklyn Rider , VOCES8 , New York Polyphony
End of Year 2014 'Best Of' Roundup
11.07.14
Jennifer Koh
Sublime Salonen from the Seattle Symphony and Jennifer Koh
BachTrack
11.06.14
Jennifer Koh
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and violinist Jennifer Koh thrill audience at Bing
The Stanford Daily
11.04.14
Jennifer Koh
Ear Supply: Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Hello Goodbye
Seattle Weekly
09.01.14
Jennifer Koh
CD Review: Two x Four
Strings Magazine
08.02.14
Jennifer Koh
CD Review: Two x Four, with Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo
Cleveland Classical
06.28.14
Jennifer Koh
Showcase for 2 violins
News Observer
06.17.14
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh launches Off Stage On Record
Schuman Associates Inc
06.01.14
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh’s video diary: How things really are for a concert violinist
Colorado Public Radio
06.01.14
Jennifer Koh
See Koh Go
Strings
05.30.14
Jennifer Koh
Review: Two x Four
Concerto Net
05.26.14
Jennifer Koh
Review: Two x Four
Audiophile Audition
05.03.14
Jennifer Koh
Interview with Jennifer Koh: Bringing Music into the Present
Violinist.com
04.17.14
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh Goes Bach and Beyond
Santa Barbara Independent
04.14.14
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Review: Signs, Games & Messages
Music Web International
04.05.14
Jennifer Koh
Violin virtuosos Koh and Laredo join ASO for installment of 'Two x Four' project Friday at Alys Stephens Center; repeats tonight
Alabama.com
04.01.14
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh Highlights the Rule of 99 Percent
Crescendo, from Interlochen Center for the Arts
03.24.14
Jennifer Koh
Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh
Los Angeles Times
02.26.14
Jennifer Koh
Bach, Revisited: Bach and Saariaho at Miller Theatre
I Care If You Listen
02.07.14
Jennifer Koh
A Saariaho premiere launches “Bach Revisited” at the Miller Theatre
New York Classical Review
02.07.14
Jennifer Koh
Missed That Note? Wait a Few Minutes, and It’ll Return
The New York Times
02.01.14
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Review: 'Signs, Games & Messages'
Gramophone (pdf)
02.01.14
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Strings Attached
The Whole Note
12.18.13
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Signs, Games + Messages = Works of JANACEK & BARTOK – Jennifer Koh, violin/ Shai Wosner, p. – Cedille
Audiophile Audition
05.24.13
Jennifer Koh
At Atlas, Jennifer Koh offers an unforgettable whirlwind of sound
Washington Post
05.23.13
Jennifer Koh
Interview: Classical Violinist Jennifer Koh Finds Her Own Path to Music with Meaning
Asia Society
05.19.13
Jennifer Koh
Music review: Oregon Symphony seasons ends with a mesmerizing violin performance
The Oregonian
04.25.13
Jennifer Koh
Review: Jennifer Koh shows her own genius with Bach program
The Los Angeles Times
03.15.13
Jennifer Koh
Music review: Curtis Chamber Orchestra
Washington Post
03.04.13
Jennifer Koh
Scaling Everest and Conquering More Peaks
The New York Times
02.25.13
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh's romance with Bach ... and Beyond
Washington Examiner
01.24.13
Jennifer Koh
Café Concert: Jennifer Koh
WQXR
01.18.13
Jennifer Koh
A Fast Start, but No Race to the Future
The New York Times
12.20.12
Inon Barnatan, Jennifer Koh, Minnesota Orchestra , Nicholas Phan
A Hit Parade of Small Labels and Upstarts The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012
The New York Times
11.30.12
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh, violin @ EMPAC, 11/30/12
Albany Times Union
11.16.12
Jennifer Koh
CD Review: Jennifer Koh's Bach and Beyond Part 1
Newark Star Ledger
11.15.12
Jennifer Koh
‘Bach and Beyond’: Jennifer Koh’s unsentimental guide to the composer’s legacy
Washington Post
09.16.12
Jennifer Koh
Time Travel With Einstein: Glass’s Opera Returns to the Stage
The New York Times
07.27.12
Jennifer Koh
Violinist Jennifer Koh's outstanding J.S. Bach
Washington Times
07.17.12
Jennifer Koh, Jennifer Koh's Bach & Beyond
Violinist imbues Bach with universe of harmony
Boston Globe
10.25.11
Jennifer Koh
Scaling Bach’s Mountains With Stamina and Skill
The New York Times
10.21.11
Jennifer Koh
When Bach Laid Bare His Own Soul
The New York Times
09.23.11
Jennifer Koh
Bach and Beyond
bachtrack
08.25.11
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Interpreting the Contrasts of Mozart
The New York Times
08.04.11
Jennifer Koh
Violinist Koh strikes sparks with Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra
Chicago Classical Review
05.23.11
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall
Santa Barbara Independent
05.19.11
Jennifer Koh
CONCERT REVIEW: Alone but never alone : Respected, adventuresome violinist Jennifer Koh gave a powerful example of her ideas about the rare solo violin format Tuesday
Santa Barbara News-Press
05.15.11
Jennifer Koh
Thank You. Seriously. Thank You.
San Francisco Classical Voice
01.31.11
Jennifer Koh
A Violinist Layers Bach With Relative Newcomers
The New York Times
12.01.10
Jennifer Koh
Review of Higdon: Singing Rooms CD
BBC Music Magazine
09.23.10
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh to open Berkeley Symphony season
San Francisco Chronicle
09.20.10
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh: Connecting Composers Across Centuries
San Francisco Classical Voice
08.19.10
Jennifer Koh
Rhapsodic Musings: 21st-Century Works for Solo Violin
New York Times
05.19.10
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner , Shai Wosner, Jennifer Koh
Violinist and pianist form team to produce some beautiful music
Buffalo News
03.31.10
Jennifer Koh
Rhapsodic Musings: Works for solo violin by Salonen, Carter, Thomas & Zorn
BBC Music Magazine
03.11.10
Jennifer Koh
Music review: Stage brims with Koh's vitality
San Francisco Chronicle
02.06.10
Jennifer Koh
Koh shines in Adams’ Violin Concerto with New World Symphony
South Florida Classical Review
02.05.10
Jennifer Koh
More violin on its own
Indianapolis Star
01.09.10
Jennifer Koh
Violinist highlights Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concert
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
01.08.10
Jennifer Koh
Fort Worth Symphony brings springing rhythms to life
Dallas Morning News
01.01.10
Jennifer Koh
RHAPSODIC MUSINGS • Jennifer Koh
Fanfare Magazine
10.30.09
Jennifer Koh
Violinist Jennifer Koh follows daring solo paths at Oberlin College
Cleveland Plain Dealer
10.12.09
Jennifer Koh
San Antonio Symphony: A feminine concert with lots of punch
The Music Beat
10.10.09
Jennifer Koh
A violinist true to the many ways of Prokofiev
Incident Light
09.29.09
Jennifer Koh
A Lunch Break With a Bach Partita as the Main Course
The New York Times
09.24.09
Jennifer Koh, Jennifer Koh's Bach & Beyond
CEDILLE RECORDS RELEASES RECORDING OF 21ST CENTURY WORKS FOR SOLO VIOLIN BY JENNIFER KOH FEATURING WORKS BY CARTER, THOMAS, SALONEN, AND ZORN
Hemsing Associates Inc.
09.11.09
Jennifer Koh
Prom 72: BBCSO/Belohlavek at the Albert Hall, London SW7
Times Online (UK)
09.10.09
Jennifer Koh
Proms 2009: It was a balmy night in Athens
London Evening Standard
09.10.09
Jennifer Koh
BBC Proms 2009: Prom 72, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Telegraph (UK)
09.10.09
Jennifer Koh
BBCSO/Belohlavek
The Guardian (UK)
02.22.09
Jennifer Koh
Philharmonic Orchestra earns standing ovations
Evansville Courier & Press
02.19.09
Jennifer Koh
SB Symphony Plays Mozart, Mendelssohn: Violinist Jennifer Koh Joins SB Symphony for Valentine’s Day Concert
Santa Barbara Independent
12.18.08
Jennifer Koh
Touch of New-Music Vigor for Slate of Romantic Works
The New York Times
11.23.08
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh thrills with Oregon Symphony
Oregon Symphony
11.05.08
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh brings the past to the future
Asian Pacific Post
10.07.08
Jennifer Koh
Symphony in C returns; It opened the season with Stravinsky, Menotti and Mozart
Philadelphia Inquirer
06.08.08
Jennifer Koh
A Range of Sounds, From Brash to Beautiful
The New York Times
06.01.08
Jennifer Koh
CD Reviews: Jennifer Koh - New Music
San Francisco Chronicle
06.01.08
Jennifer Koh
String Poetic
The Philadelphia Inquirer
05.27.08
Jennifer Koh
Violin meets Piano
The Star
05.01.08
Jennifer Koh
Jennifer Koh's New CD Release "String Poetic"
Cleveland Plain Dealer & Chicago Magazine
03.19.08
Jennifer Koh
Voices from the past, and Weill's eye on the future
The Boston Globe
03.08.08
Jennifer Koh
Soloist brings enthusiasm to Brahms concerto
The Record
01.01.01
Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gidon Kremer, Mason Bates, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford, New York Polyphony
2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Grammy.com
01.01.01
Donald Runnicles, Patrick Summers, Gene Scheer, Jeremy Denk, Garrick Ohlsson, Jennifer Koh, Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider , Minnesota Orchestra , Francesca Zambello, Chanticleer
Opus 3 Artists's Best of 2010
01.01.01
James Conlon, Robert Spano, Jonathan Biss, Jennifer Koh, Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble , Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Patti LuPone
OPUS 3 ARTISTS 2009 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. An adventurous musician, she collaborates with artists of multiple disciplines and curates projects that find connections between music of all eras from traditional to contemporary. She believes that all the arts and music of the past and present form a continuum and has premiered over 60 works written especially for her.

Ms. Koh is well known for curating projects that involve commissions from today's foremost composers, and among her many activities during the 2017-18 season, she premieres new works written for her New American Concerto commissioning project, a multi-season project that explores the form of the violin concerto and its potential for artistic engagement with contemporary societal concerns and issues through commissions from a diverse collective of composers. New American Concerto launched in the summer of 2017 with Vijay Iyer's Trouble-a co-commission of the Ojai Music Festival, Cal Performances in Berkeley, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, this season, Ms. Koh will premiere a new concerto by Christopher Cerrone, commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

In recital, Ms. Koh launches Limitless: On Stage Together, a commissioning project that engages composer-performers to write new duo compositions and premiere them with Ms. Koh. The project is designed to explore the symbiotic relationship and blurred boundaries between composer and performer. Participating composers include Lisa Bielawa (voice), Zosha di Castri (piano), Vijay Iyer (piano), Missy Mazzoli (synthesizer), Qasim Naqvi (electronics and keyboard), Tyshawn Sorey (percussion), Lu Wang (electronics), Nina Young (electronics), and Du Yun (voice), and the premiere performances take place over two concert programs at National Sawdust in March 2018.

Ms. Koh also continues critically acclaimed series from past seasons, including Shared Madness, comprising short works for solo violin that explore virtuosity in the 21st century, written for the project by more than 30 of today's most celebrated composers; and Bach and Beyond, a recital series that traces the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas to 20th - and 21st -century composers. In addition to experiencing Shared Madness in the concert hall, listeners are also able to hear recordings of the premiere performances and interviews between Ms. Koh and the composers via the Shared Madness radio show, which originally aired on WQXR's Q2 Music during the summer of 2017 and remains available on demand at q2music.org/sharedmadness. Ms. Koh and her frequent recital partner Shai Wosner continue Bridge to Beethoven, which pairs Beethoven's violin sonatas with new and recent works inspired by them to explore the composer's impact and significance on a diverse group of musicians; and she performs with the Variation String Trio-of which she is a founding member-and pianist Orion Weiss, in composer Nina C. Young's piano quartet Spero Lucem and works by Schubert, Beethoven, and Brahms presented by the People's Symphony in New York City.

She also performs a broad range of concertos that reflects the breadth of her musical interests, including Barber's Violin Concerto with the Marin Symphony Orchestra and Oklahoma City Philharmonic; Bernstein's Serenade with the Fresno Philharmonic; Unsuk Chin's Violin Concerto with the Melbourne Symphony; Anna Clyne's Rest These Hands with the Orchestre de Chambre  Chain 2 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Kaija Saariaho's Graal théâtre with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Concerto with the Nashville and Tampere Symphony Orchestras; Sibelius' Violin Concerto with the Columbus and Williamsburg Symphony Orchestras; Szymanowski's Second Violin Concerto with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; and Charles Wuorinen's Spin5 with Ensemble Signal.

Ms. Koh has been heard with leading orchestras around the world including the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics; the Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, BBC Symphony Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Mariinsky Theatre, Milwaukee Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Nashville Symphony, National Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, New World Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia (London) Orchestras, Pittsburgh Symphony, RAI National Symphony Orchestra (Torino), St. Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony and Singapore Symphony, among others. Conductors she has worked with include John Adams, Marin Alsop, James Conlon, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Giancarlo Guerrero, Manfred Honek, Louis Langree, Carlos Kalmar, Lorin Maazel, Sakari Oramo, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Juraj Valcuha, Osmo Vänskä, Alexander Vedernikov, and Edo de Waart. She played the role of Einstein in the revival of Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach from 2012-2014, and a particular highlight of her career was performing for former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and former First Lady of South Korea Kim Yoon-ok in 2011.

Ms. Koh brings the same sense of adventure and brilliant musicianship to her recordings as she does to her live performances. Her latest album, Tchaikovsky: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra with the Odense Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov, released in September 2016, is Ms. Koh's eleventh recording for the Cedille Records label. Ms. Koh first performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto conducted by Mr. Vedernikov in the final round of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 1992 and went on to win the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow with the concerto in 1994. In addition to her Bach & Beyond and Two x Four albums, her discography on Cedille Records also includes Signs, Games + Messages, a recording of violin and piano works by Janácek, Bartók, and Kurtág with Mr. Wosner; Rhapsodic Musings: 21st Century Works for Solo Violin; the Grammy-nominated String Poetic, featuring the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's eponymous work, performed with pianist Reiko Uchida; Schumann's complete violin sonatas, also with Ms. Uchida; Portraits with the Grant Park Orchestra under conductor Carlos Kalmar with concerti by Szymanowski, Martinu, and Bartók; Violin Fantasies: fantasies for violin and piano by Schubert, Schumann, Schoenberg, and saxophonist Ornette Coleman, again with Ms. Uchida; and Ms. Koh's first Cedille album, from 2002, Solo Chaconnes, an earlier reading of Bach's Second Partita coupled with chaconnes by Richard Barth and Max Reger. Ms. Koh is also the featured soloist on a recording of Ms. Higdon's The Singing Rooms with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra led by Robert Spano for Telarc.

Ms. Koh is the Artistic Director of arco collaborative, an artist-driven nonprofit that fosters a better understanding of our world through a musical dialogue inspired by ideas and the communities around us. The organization supports artistic collaborations and commissions, transforming the creative process by engaging with specific ideas and perspectives, investing in the future by cultivating artist-citizens in partnership with educational organizations. A committed educator, she has won high praise for her performances in classrooms around the country under her innovative "Music Messenger" outreach program. Ms. Koh is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for the Advancement for the Arts, a scholarship program for high school students in the arts.

Born in Chicago of Korean parents, Ms. Koh began playing the violin by chance, choosing the instrument in a Suzuki-method program only because spaces for cello and piano had been filled. She made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. Ms. Koh is Musical America's 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Oberlin College and studied at the Curtis Institute, where she worked extensively with Jaime Laredo and Felix Galimir. For further information visit www.jenniferkoh.com.

Last updated August 2017. Contact Opus 3 Artists for the most up-to-date version.