Jennifer Jie Jin, Cellist
Jennifer Jie Jin has performed in music capitals in North America, Europe and Asia. She has appeared as a soloist with Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and National Repertory Orchestra . She held principal cello positions with Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music, Shepherd School of Music Orchestra (Rice University) and has performed with Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Houston Symphony, New World Symphony, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet and Princeton Symphony. Ms. Jin was the member of Harrisburg Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Jin is the founding member of Pyxis Piano Quartet/Trio, the cellist of Copeland String Quartet and a member of Delaware Symphony. Pyxis Piano Trio is in the 12th season of ensemble residence at Delaware Art Museum.
Ms. Jin is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She studied with Norman Fischer and Desmond Hoebig.
She has been invited to many American music festivals including Aspen, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Colorado, Taos Chamber Music, and International Festivals that include Pacific Music Festival, Beijing International Music Festival, the International Summer Academic Prague-Vienna-Budapest, the Amadeus Masterclass, Margess International Festival and Daniel Music Festival.
Ms. Jin was the winner of several competitions in her native China including First Prize in the National Cello Duo Competition , Second Prize in the First National String Quartet Competition, the Bao-gang Elegance Art Award and the Excellent Performance Prize in the National Competition. An active chamber musician, Ms. Jin is the founder of the Tang-gu-la String Quartet, which toured England, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Australia, and China and received numerous honors, including performing for President Bill Clinton and appearing in the Oscar-winning Isaac Stern documentary “From Mao to Mozart.”
Passionate about music education, Ms. Jin is the director of Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and Chamber Strings Summer Music Camp. She received the Ovation Award for inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education presented by Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in 2016. Her students won the top prizes in the competitions, performed in Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center and made National Youth Orchestra ( NYO & NYO2) and NAfME All-National Honor Orchestra, All- East Honor Orchestra, All State Honor Orchestra.