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Jenni Seo


About this Artist

Korean violist Jenni Seo is a compelling and versatile soloist, chamber and orchestral musician known for her rich sound and artistic integrity. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, she was Assistant Principal Viola for the Minnesota Orchestra and a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she is a frequent substitute violist with the New York Philharmonic and has toured with them internationally.

Seo has performed extensively across the world in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, David Geffen Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, and she has made recurring appearances at international festivals including Music@Menlo, Mainly Mozart, Pro Musica, NDSU Chamber Music, Bridge Chamber Music, Bad Leonfelden Music, Lakes Area Music, and the Perlman Music Program.

As a recitalist, Seo has been presented by the WQXR Midday Masterpieces Series, the Harvard Club of New York, and the Neue Gallery, and she has appeared on stage alongside Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, and David Finckel as well as members of the Cleveland, Takacs, Emerson, and Juilliard string quartets.

Seo is an avid educator; her students have been accepted to prestigious programs such as Juilliard Pre-college, Mannes Prep program, and Manhattan School of Music. She has served as a coach for the GTCYS Orchestra in Minneapolis and has led classes and sectionals at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, she served as adjunct viola faculty at the St. Olaf College.

The winner of the 2011 ASTA National Solo Competition, Seo was the recipient of multiple scholarships at the Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, served as Principal Viola of the Juilliard Orchestra, and studied with Cynthia Phelps, Heidi Castleman, and Steven Tenenbom.