Audiences have come to expect Jennifer Koh's performances to reach beyond the music: she always kindles the flames of curiosity and inspiration. The New York Times gave her a major shout-out for some of the Best Classical Music of 2020 for her "Alone Together" series of 40 concerts streamed via Instagram from her apartment. For SF Performances, she partners with composer-pianist Missy Mazzoli, "the 21st Century's gatecrasher of new classical music" (NPR).
Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. She is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring a broad and eclectic repertoire, while promoting diversity and inclusivity in classical music. She has expanded the contemporary violin repertoire through a wide range of commissioning projects, and has premiered more than 70 works written especially for her. Her quest for the new and unusual, sense of endless curiosity, and ability to lead and inspire a host of multidisciplinary collaborators, truly set her apart.
Composer-Pianist Missy Mazzoli is recently deemed "one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York" (NY Times), "Brooklyn's post-millennial Mozart" (Time Out NY), and praised for her "apocalyptic imagination" (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), she has had her music performed by the Kronos Quartet, LA Opera, eighth blackbird, the BBC Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, Scottish Opera and many others.