Korean violist Jenni Seo is an immersive and 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, Granada Theater, Walt Disney Hall, Loberto Theater, Van Wezel Hall for the Performing Arts, 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, Beatrice Scacher-Myers Scholarship, the C.V. Starr Scholarship, and the Juilliard Alumni Scholarship. A recent alumna of the Music Academy of the West, Ms. Seo is also a returning artist of the Perlman Music Program Summer School, Chamber Music Workshop, and its traveling residencies to Stowe Sarasota and Tel-Aviv. She has been coached by world-renowned chamber musicians such as Merry Peckham, Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, as well as additional members of the Cleveland, Takacs, and Juilliard String Quartets. She is currently the violist of the Bordone Quartet, which recently performed at Alice Tully Hall, on WQXR, the Harvard Club of NYC, 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 DePriest, Nicholas McGegan, Osmo Vanska, Christoph von Dohnanyi, and James Gaffigan. Ms. 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 the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The former student of Heidi Castleman, Steven Tenenbom, and Donald McInnes, Ms. Seo is currently a graduate student at The Juilliard School with Cynthia Phelps.