Jennifer Koh

United States

Portrait of Jennifer Koh

Violinist Jennifer Koh is renowned 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. She has appeared with orchestras worldwide, among them the New York, Los Angeles, and Helsinki Philharmonics; the Cleveland, Mariinsky, Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Philharmonia (London) Orchestras; and the BBC, Chicago, Cincinnati, NHK, and RAI (Torino) Symphonies. She is an active lecturer, teacher, and recording artist for Cedille Records, as well as the founder and Artistic Director of the non-profit arco collaborative, an artist-driven nonprofit that creates visionary musical and educational programs. Koh played the role of Einstein in the revival of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach from 2012 to 2014.


Photo: Jennifer Koh © Juergen Frank