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Jennifer Cho

First Violin

Jennifer Cho began playing the violin at the age of 7 after promising her mother she would commit to practicing 30 minutes every day. At the age of 16 she decided to pursue a career in music while studying with Alexander Treger. She attended the Crossroads School in Los Angeles before venturing east to The Juilliard School. At Juilliard, Jennifer earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees while studying with Stephen Clapp and Robert Mann. For her graduate studies, she was chosen by the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to be a Graduate Scholar and was financially supported in her studies until 2008. Jennifer joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in 2011 and has also been Concertmaster of the California Symphony since 2016.

 

Jennifer, her husband- double bass player Mark Wallace, and son live in Petaluma, California. They are avid gardeners who have created a “food forest” on their suburban front yard with the help of their chickens.

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