Artist Bio

Jenni Seo, viola

Korean violist Jenni Seo is a versatile soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician who has performed extensively with international artists all over the United States in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Hahn Hall, the Granada Theatre, Walt Disney Hall, the Sarasota Opera House, and many more. The winner of the 2011 ASTA National Solo Competition, Seo is the recipient of the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship, the Beatrice Schacher-Myers Scholarship, the C. V. Starr Scholarship, and the Juilliard Alumni Scholarship. A recent alumna of the Music Academy of the West, she is also a returning artist of the Perlman Music Program and its traveling residencies to Sarasota and Israel. She has been coached by world-renowned chamber musicians such as Merry Peckham, Donald Weilerstein, and Roger Tapping, as well as members of the Cleveland, Takács, and Juilliard String Quartets. She is currently the violist of the Bordone Quartet, which recently performed at Alice Tully Hall and the Harvard Club of New York City, on WQXR, and in Mountain Lake, Florida. She has worked under influential conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Emmanuel Villaume, Itzhak Perlman, Larry Rachleff, Leonard Slatkin, Jeffrey Milarsky, Michael Tilson Thomas, James DePreist, Nicholas McGegan, Osmo Vänskä, Christoph von Dohnányi, and James Gaffigan. Jenni Seo is currently a Principal Violist of the Juilliard Orchestra and is a frequent substitute with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Her previous teachers include Heidi Castleman, Steven Tenenbom, and Donald McInnes. She is currently a graduate student at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Cynthia Phelps.