Jeannette Jang, violin
A native of Wisconsin, Jeannette Jang began her violin studies at the age of four, and received her early training from the String Academy of Wisconsin as a student of Mimi Zweig and Katie Brooks. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Bachelor of Music, studying with David Perry, and received her Master of Music from the University of Michigan, as a student of Andrew Jennings.
As a winner of many young artist competitions, Jeannette has soloed with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra. She was the grand prize winner of the 2001 and 2003 Wisconsin American String Teacher’s Association Competition, grand prize winner of the 2005 Civic Music Association’s Harold M. Levin Scholarship Competition, and she performed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Live from the Elvehjem” broadcast as a winner of the 2006 Neale-Silva Young Artists’ Competition. She was a two-time soloist with the UW-Madison Symphony as a winner of the school’s concerto competition, as well as a recipient of multiple awards from the School of Music. Jeannette has attended such festivals as Tanglewood, Breckenridge, Round Top, and Musicorda, and she has acted as concertmaster at Spoleto Festival USA, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and Ash Lawn Opera.
For three years, Jeannette was a violin fellow with the New World Symphony. She sat as concertmaster under such conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin and James Conlon, and she soloed with the orchestra in November 2011 as a winner of New World Symphony’s Concerto Showcase.