Jessica, an American violinist of Korean descent, first captured national attention with a feature article in LIFE magazine at the age of 3. In 1989, at the age of 6, she performed at the White House in Manila, Philippines for then President Corazon Aquino. She has since been heard in four continents and at venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall. Jessica recently appeared on the Concerti di Mezzogiorno Recital Series at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, the Festival de Musica de Camera in Lima, Peru, and the FOCUS! Festival in New York which was reviewed in Strad magazine. She has also performed as soloist with the Hampton Youth Symphony, Broadway/Bach Ensemble, Richmond Symphony, and Richmond Philharmonic, and as one of the soloists with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
Jessica began playing the violin at age three, and later studied with Weigang Li of the Shanghai Quartet. At age 14, she was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia under the tutelage of Robert Mann and Ida Kavafian and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree four years later. In May 2003, she completed her studies with Robert Mann for a Master of Music Degree at the Juilliard School in New York.
An active chamber musician, Jessica has been a participant at the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival as well as at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont and has been heard on the stages of Alice Tully Hall, the Spoleto Festival, the Caramoor Festival, the 92nd St. Y Tisch Concert Hall, as well as venues in the Netherlands and Korea. She is also a member of the DaGama Piano Quartet, which will be making its New York debut on the Trinity Church Concert Series this season, and the vibrant and exciting, newly formed East Coast Chamber Orchestra.
Future engagements include performances at Town Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Caramoor Festival, with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra and the American Chamber Orchestra, and on tour with Musicians from Marlboro in 2006.