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Jennifer Koh
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Jennifer Koh


Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with
 dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. Since the 1994-95 season when she
 won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Concert Artists
 Guild Competition, and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ms. Koh has been heard
 with leading orchestras and conductors worldwide. Also a prolific recitalist, she
 appears frequently at major music centers and festivals. She is dedicated to performing the violin
 repertoire of all eras from traditional to contemporary, believing that the past 
and present form a continuum. 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. In 2009 she debuted “Bach and Beyond” a three recital series that
 explores the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach’s Sonatas and
 Partitas to works by modern day composers and new commissions; she frequently
 performs all six Sonatas and Partitas in a single concert; and last season she 
launched “Two x Four” with her former 
teacher from the Curtis School of Music, violinist Jaime Laredo – a project
 that pairs Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with newly commissioned double
 concerti. Highlights of Ms. Koh’s 2013/14 season include “Bach and Beyond” recitals
worldwide, “Two x Four” concerts with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Einstein
in Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach 
in Los Angeles and Berlin, the New York premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms with the New York 
Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, and her Munich Philharmonic debut. Ms. Koh regularly 
records for the Cedille label. Her recording featuring works from her first 
“Bach and Beyond” recital was chosen as one of the best recordings of 2012 by 
the New York Times. Her most recent album
 “Signs, Games & Messages” with pianist Shai Wosner was released in October