Jennifer Cho


Concertmaster, Jennifer Cho

Born in Glendale, California, Jennifer Cho attended the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences before moving to the Juilliard School where she studied 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. The JKC foundation financially supported her studies until she graduated with a Master’s Degree in 2008.

Jennifer returned to the west coast when she won a position with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in 2010. In 2017 she was appointed Concertmaster of the California Symphony by Donato Cabrera and has been lauded as bringing “eloquently shaped violin solos.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle. Jennifer performs regularly as a soloist with many different ensembles in the Bay Area. Jennifer has been invited to be guest concertmaster at the Reno Philharmonic, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Mendocino Music Festival, Sarasota Opera, Merola Opera, New Hampshire Music Festival, and Skywalker Sundance Orchestra. She has also performed with the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, and New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Jennifer lives in Petaluma, California with her husband and son. She is an avid permaculture gardener and is passionate about creating a food forest landscape in her front and backyard.