MIN-JEONG KOH, VIOLIN/VIOLA
Praised for her “extreme versatility" and "simply unbeatable beauty of tone” (Berliner Zeitung), Dr. Min-Jeong Koh maintains a busy schedule as a concert violinist and as an educator. As a member of the Cecilia String Quartet, First prizewinners of the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition and prize winners of the 2010 Bordeaux and 2008 Osaka International String Quartet Competitions, she has toured widely with the ensemble in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Beethoven-haus, Music Toronto, La Jolla Music Society, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, among others.
A passionate educator, she has previously enjoyed quartet residencies at McGill University, Royal Conservatory of Music, San Diego State University, as well as teaching posts at Austin Chamber Music Center, Indiana University Summer String Academy, Innsbrook Institute, and QuartetFest at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has also given master classes at Algoma Conservatory, Brandon University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Memorial University, Iowa State University, Southern Oregon University, and Victoria Conservatory. Dr. Koh continues to work with young artists at the University of Toronto and at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Dr. Koh holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Toronto and a Masters of Music Degree from San Diego State University. She has also studied at McGill University and at the New England Conservatory of Music. She has recently completed her Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Toronto where she researched the proliferation of Canadian string quartets. Her main teachers include Hyung Sun Paik, Scott St. John, Erika Raum, André Roy, and the late Lorand Fenyves. In addition, she has pursued post-doctoral studies with Donald Weilerstein, which was assisted by Canada Council for the Arts.
Through the generosity of a private benefactor, Dr. Koh performs exclusively on a ca. 1767 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Adrian, and their dog, Mochi.