Performance Calendar

Projects and Events

Orchestra Reading With Missy Mazzoli: A workshop reading of Mazzoli’s Violin Concerto Procession in anticipation of the premiere of the commission with the National Symphony and Cincinnati Symphony in spring 2022 with the Juilliard Orchestra led by conducting student Jherrard Hardeman

Master Class With the Music Division: A master class with music students exploring movements from Bach partitas and sonatas for solo violin

The Lab: Inspired by Bach and Beyond: Mentorship of four pairs of composers and violinists as part of a multimonth intensive as they composed and performed original solo works in collaboration with one another. Each world premiere composition was inspired by an excerpt from a Bach partita or sonata for solo violin that Koh also coached over the course of the residency. A culminating concert at Chelsea Factory featured the excerpts of Bach performed alongside the world premiere solo violin works.


Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. A forward-thinking artist, she is dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire, while promoting equity and inclusivity in classical music. She has expanded the contemporary violin repertoire through a wide range of commissioning projects, and has premiered more than 100 works written especially for her. Ms. Koh’s series include Alone Together, a commissioning project and performances series in support of composers during the coronavirus crisis; The New American Concerto, which invites a diverse collective of composers to examine socio-cultural topics relevant to American life today through the form of the violin concerto; and Bach and Beyond, which traces the history of the solo violin repertoire from Bach’s sonatas and partitas to pieces by 20th- and 21st-century composers. Ms. Koh has appeared with orchestras worldwide, among them the New York, Los Angeles, and Helsinki Philharmonics; Cleveland, Mariinsky, Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Philharmonia (London) Orchestras; and Atlanta, Baltimore, BBC, Chicago, Cincinnati, National, New World, NHK, RAI (Torino), and Singapore Symphonies. Named Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year, she has won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Concert Artists Guild Competition, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has a BA in English literature from Oberlin College and studied at the Curtis Institute, where she worked extensively with Jaime Laredo and Felix Galimir. She is an active lecturer, teacher, and recording artist for Cedille Records; and is the Artistic Director and Founder of the non-profit arco collaborative