Jennifer Cho


Born in Glendale, California, Jennifer Cho joined the San Francisco Opera first violin section in 2011.  Jennifer attended the Crossroads High School for Arts and Sciences and studied with Alexander Treger before moving to New York City.  She received her Bachelor and Master's degree from The Juilliard School of Music where she studied with Stephen Clapp and Robert Mann.  As a student, she had the opportunity to pursue a very well rounded musical life, as well as gain valuable teaching experience as a Music History and Theory teaching assistant.  At the end of her undergraduate studies, Jennifer was chosen by the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to be a Graduate Scholar.  This Foundation financially supported her studies until she graduated with her Master's Degree in the spring of 2008.

Prior to her appointment at the San Francisco Opera, Jennifer was principal second Violin for both the Princeton Symphony and Symphony in C (previously, Haddonfield Symphony.)  She also performed with many other ensembles including, the New Jersey Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, String Orchestra of New York, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Arcos Chamber Orchestra, and the Jupiter Chamber Players.  As concertmaster of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, her solos in Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra and Scheherezade were praised by the Charleston City Paper for their "sweet toned perfection." 

Jennifer is married to bassist Mark Wallace who is Assistant Principal of the Orchestra Filharmonic of Minas Gerais in Brazil, and currently splits her time between Belo Horizonte, Brazil and San Francisco.