Jennifer Jie Jin was the grand prize winner of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s 2016 Ovation Award for inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education. Her students won the top prizes in the competitions, attended NYO ( National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America) and NYO 2,performed in Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center,made NJMEA All-State Orchestra , PMEA All-State and The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles. Ms. Jin is Co-Director of Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and Chamber Strings Music Camp.
Ms. Jin is the founding member of Pyxis Piano Quartet. The group is in their tenth season in residence at Delaware Art Museum. She is also the member of Copeland Strings Quartet and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Jin has been widely recognized for performances in music capitals in North America, Europe and Asia. She has appeared as a soloist with Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, National Repertoire Orchestra and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. She held principal cello positions with Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra,National Repertoire Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and 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 has been invited to Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Festival,International Summer Academic Prague-Vienna-Budapest Festival, Beijing International Music Festival, Margess International Festival, Daniel Music Festival and Amadeus Masterclass.
Before her move to the United States, she won First Prize in the National Cello Duo Competition of China, the Bao-gang Elegance Art Award and the Excellent Performance Prize in the National Competition of China. An active chamber musician, Ms. Jin is the founder of the Tang-gu-la String Quartet. The Quartet toured England, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Australia and China and received numerous honors, winning Second Prize in the First National String Quartet Competition. Shortly after, the quartet appeared in Isaac Stern’s Oscar-winning documentary “From Mao to Mozart”, and performed for President Bill Clinton.
Ms. Jin began her cello study at age 5. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Upon receiving a full scholarship from Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, she came to the United States and studied with Prof. Norman Fischer for her Master’s degree. Ms. Jin also received the Artist Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music studied with Mr. Desmond Hoebig.