De Amerikaanse violiste van Koreaanse afkomst, Jennifer Koh (foto Shumanpr via Wikipedia), werd gewipt in de schiftingen van de Elisabethwedstrijd 1993. Ondanks haar onzekerheid getuigde ze toch van grote muzikaliteit. Maar ja, dat wordt in zo’n wedstrijden niet beloond, nietwaar.
Koh has performed extensively with such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra and is an advocate of music education for children.
She is lauded for her programs of Bach. She performed and recorded a series “Bach and Beyond” which has received high critical praise. She frequently premieres and records contemporary music of composers like Kaija Saariaho, John Zorn, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. In 2012, Koh was a featured performer in the revival of the Philip Glass/Robert Wilson opera Einstein on the Beach, portraying the role of Einstein. (Wikipedia)