Co-Principal Second Violin
Praised for her “extreme versatility” and “simply unbeatable beauty of tone” (Berliner Zeitung), Min-Jeong Koh maintains a busy schedule as a concert violinist, violist, and educator.
Praised for her “extreme versatility” and “simply unbeatable beauty of tone” (Berliner Zeitung), Min-Jeong Koh maintains a busy schedule as a concert violinist, violist, and educator. As first violinist of the Cecilia String Quartet, Ms. Koh won First Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, 2nd Prize at the Osaka International Music Competition, and the Prix de la Sacem at the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition. Their latest recording was chosen as Gramophone Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” and was nominated for a JUNO Award for Best Classical Album. With the ensemble, Ms. Koh has performed across Europe, Asia, and North America at such celebrated stages as London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Beethoven-haus, Prague’s Rudolfinum, Library of Congress, La Jolla Music Society, Stanford Live, Music Toronto, and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, among others. Ms. Koh’s performances and recordings can be heard on BBC Radio 3, Bayerischer Rundfunk, DeutschlandRadio, New York City’s WQXR, Public Radio International throughout the United States, and the Canadian Broadcasting Company.
In addition, she is passionate about the entrepreneurial ways music can serve communities and those in need. Among her projects, she is co-founder of Xenia Concerts, a series dedicated to presenting concerts designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum, and Hanvoice Concerts, a series of performances to benefit North Korean refugees. She also performed at the San Francisco Women’s Jail, California School for the Blind, Monarch School for Homeless Youths, and Reflections Community School for at-risk youth.Additionally, Ms. Koh is joining Houston-based ROCO, an innovative professional music ensemble that flexes from one to forty players from all over the US and Canada, with guest artists from around the world.
A passionate educator, she is currently Associate Professor of Violin at University of Oklahoma’s School of Music.