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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, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir , 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 , Rosanne Cash, Voces8 , New York Polyphony
End of Year 2014 'Best Of' Roundup
12.05.14
Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gidon Kremer, Mason Bates, Rosanne Cash, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford, New York Polyphony
2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Grammy.com
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
BBCSO/Belohlavek
The Guardian (UK)
09.10.09
Jennifer Koh
BBC Proms 2009: Prom 72, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Telegraph (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
Alisa Weilerstein & Lera Auerbach , Courtney Lewis, 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, Yuri Bashmet, Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble , Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Patti LuPone, Mariachi Los Camperos
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 50 works written especially for her.

This season, Ms. Koh performs a broad range of concertos that reflects the breadth of her musical interests, including Steven Mackey's concerto Beautiful Passing with the Baltimore Symphony led by Marin Alsop and Naples Philharmonic led by Eric Jacobsen, Mozart's First Violin Concerto with the St. Louis Symphony conducted by Nicholas McGegan, Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Concerto with the Cincinnati Symphony led by Santtu-Matias Rouvali, and Sibelius's Violin Concerto with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra led by Xian Zhang. Ms. Koh will perform world premieres of violin concertos by Christopher Rountree with the new music collective wild Up as part of Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella "From Noon To Midnight" music marathon, and by Vijay Iyer at the 2017 Ojai Festival. She also performs Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra led by Jaime Laredo.

Ms. Koh presents a year-long focus on the music of Kaija Saariaho, one of her most notable collaborators. Ms. Koh has premiered numerous works, in performance and on recording, by the Finnish composer including Frises for solo violin and electronics, and Light and Matter and Aure, both with cellist Anssi Karttunen. This season, she performs Ms. Saariaho's violin concerto, Graal Theatre, with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble in Philadelphia as part of a collaborative residency that also includes master classes and coachings; the Tampere Philharmonic in Finland; and the Orchestre de Radio France on a program that also features Frises and Light and Matter with Mr. Karttunen. In New York, Ms. Koh performs Ms. Saariaho's Cloud Trio on a chamber music program with the Variation Trio in its 92nd Street Y debut and Tocar for violin and piano with Shai Wosner as part of a recital for the People's Symphony Concerts. In the summer of 2016, Ms. Koh and Ms. Saariaho were in residency at the Aspen Music Festival. 

Ms. Koh's foray into curating projects has led her to commission works by today's foremost composers. Shared Madness comprises short works for solo violin that explore virtuosity for the violin in the 21st century by more than 30 of today's most celebrated composers, all of whom gifted their music for the project. Shared Madness premiered over two recitals in May 2016 at National Sawdust as part of the New York Philharmonic's Biennial. Her Bridge to Beethoven recital series, performed with pianist Shai Wosner, explores the impact and significance Beethoven has had on a diverse group of composers and musicians. Pairing Beethoven's ten sonatas for violin and piano with new works by composers Vijay Iyer, Andrew Norman, and Anthony Cheung over four programs, the project seeks to ignite creative conversations around Beethoven not only as a cornerstone of classical music but as a universal source of inspiration. This season, Ms. Koh perform works from Shared Madness in a recital at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and continues Bridge to Beethoven with Shai Wosner in recital at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and in cities nationwide. 

The exploration of Bach's music and its influence in today's musical landscape has played an important role in Ms. Koh's artistic journey. Bach and Beyond, which she launched in 2009 in commemoration of the 325th anniversary of Bach's birth, is a three recital series that traces the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas to composers ranging from Bartók, Berio, Carter, Salonen, and Ysaÿe with commissions and world premieres by composers John Harbison, Phil Kline, Missy Mazzoli, Kaija Saariaho, and video artist Tal Rosner. Another project that presents works in response to Bach is Two x Four, which explores mentorship and collaboration between teacher and student and shows how performance traditions and composition practices are passed from generation to generation. Two x Four, performed with Ms. Koh's former teacher, violinist Jaime Laredo, features double violin concerti by Bach, Philip Glass, Anna Clyne, and David Ludwig, the latter of the two being commissioned and premiered as part of the project. Bach & Beyond Parts 1 and 2, and Two X Four with Mr. Laredo and the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, have been released on recordings by Cedille Records.

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. A prolific recitalist, she frequently appears at major music centers and festivals, and played the role of Einstein in the revival of Philip Glass's Einstein On the Beach from 2012-2014. A particular highlight of her career was performing for the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and the 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 2016. Contact Opus 3 Artists for the most up-to-date version.