Jennifer Jie Jin, cello

Widely recognized for her cello performances in music capitals in North America, Europe and Asia, Ms. Jin has appeared as a soloist with the Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, National Repertoire Orchestra and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.  She has held principal cello positions with Bay Atlantic Symphony, National Repertoire Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, member of Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, and has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Houston Symphony and New World Symphony.

Ms. Jin is currently a member of Delaware Symphony, Pyxis Piano Quartet (the Delaware Art Museum’s ensemble in residence since 2009) and  Copeland String Quartet. She has been invited to participate in prestigious festivals world-wide, including the Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood, 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 the Amadeus Masterclass.

Before her move to the United States, Ms. Jin received awards in her native China that included 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, she founded the Tang-gu-la String Quartet, which has toured UK, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Australia and China and received numerous honors, including  a performance for President Bill Clinton and an appearance in the Oscar-winning Isaac Stern documentary “From Mao to Mozart.”

A committed teacher, Ms. Jin has coached her students to win top prizes in many competitions. She is Co-Director of Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and Chamber Strings Music Camp. In 2016 she received the Ovation Award for inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education presented by Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.

She began her cello study at age five and received her Bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. With a full scholarship from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, she came to the United States and studied for her Master’s degree with Norman Fischer. Ms. Jin also studied with Desmond Hoebig at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she received the Artist Diploma.