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Jennifer Koh

United States

Jennifer Koh is one of the finest violinists of her generation.  An internationally recognized artist renowned for her intense, commanding performances, Ms. Koh is distinguished for her virtuosity and impassioned musical curiosity.  She received a two-month grant from the ACC to support research, travel, and study in Korea, China, and Southeast Asia in 2011.  In Korea, where she has performed but has had little opportunity to explore traditional performing arts, Ms. Koh is focusing her research on the music accompanying shamanistic ritual performance.

Grants Awarded

2011 | Music | Asia General

to carry out research and creative work in Korea, China, Cambodia, India, and Indonesia in 2012


The Artistry of Jennifer Koh

February 5, 2016 - February 6, 2016

Tchaikovsky competition winner Jennifer Koh, says The Strad, is a “risk-taking, high octane player. A scorching talent that should on no account be missed...” Experience her astonishing artistry in Bartók’s blazing Violin Concerto.

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Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner | Bridge to Beethoven I

February 5, 2017

Jennifer will perform Beethoven: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
Vijay Iyer: Bridgetower Fantasy
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, Kreutzer
Shai Wosner, piano

Jennifer Koh received an ACC Fellowship to travel to Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam in 2012.

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New Mexico Philharmonic with Violinist Jennifer Koh

April 22, 2017

ACC granttee and 1994 International Tchaikovsky Competition winner will perform the Brahms Violin Concerto with the New Mexico Philharmonic in Popejoy Hall on Saturday, April 22. Music director candidate Roberto Minczuk will conduct.

Jennifer Koh received an ACC fellowship in 2012 for research and creative work in Korea, China, Cambodia, India, and Indonesia.

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Next Festival of Emerging Artists

May 28, 2017 - June 10, 2017

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is an intensive and immersive residency for young professional string players focused on musical exploration, entrepreneurial thinking and Contemporary Performance Practice. Founded by Artistic Director Peter Askim in 2013, the festival provides a setting for the next generation of artists to hone their craft in a beautiful setting, with generous financial support and the opportunity to collaborate with world class guest artists, including cellist Matt Haimovitz, ETHEL, cellist Jeff Zeigler, violist Nadia Sirota and guitarist/composer Richard Thompson.

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Kent/Blossom Music Festival

June 28, 2017

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival is an advanced training institute for professional music training operated by Kent State University in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center presenting public performances by distinguished artist faculty and talented young musicians.

Jennifer Koh received an ACC Fellowship in 2011 for research and creative work in Korea, China, Cambodia, India, and Indonesia.

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Performance / United States

Jennifer Koh : “Limitless” Recital Series at National Sawdust

March 15, 2018

As one of National Sawdust’s ten curators for the 2017-18 season, violinist Jennifer Koh presents Limitless, a two-night recital series that celebrates the collaborative relationship between composer and performer through duo performances. This spirit of collaboration contrasts with the conventional notion today that composition and performance are discrete and detached parts of the musical process, while also re-connecting with an older, pre-modern tradition of composers as performers.  Limitless advocates for future models for classical music through inclusivity by giving voice to female composers, composers from unconventional musical backgrounds, and composers of color.

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Grantee: Jennifer Koh