Orchestra in the fall of 2011 by Music Director Riccardo
Muti. Prior to joining the CSO, she was a member of the New York Philharmonic
from 2010-11. The top prize winner and recipient of the Best Paganini Concerto
Prize of the 2008 Paganini Violin Competition in Italy, Jeong made her solo
debut at age 12 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as winner of its Feinburg
Competition and with the Philadelphia Orchestra as winner of its Albert M.
Greenfield Competition. She won the Greenfield Prize again in 2002 and 2006,
and performed as featured soloist on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Best of
Tchaikovsky series conducted by Rossen Milanov.
Jeong made her Aspen Music Festival debut as the winner of Aspen’s AACA
Concerto Competition and returned the following year as the winner of the DeLay
Fellowship Award, performing the Walton Violin Concerto with the Aspen Concert
Orchestra, led by James Gaffigan. She has also appeared as soloist with the
Jacksonville Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and Kansas City Symphony orchestras,
Jeong has collaborated in chamber music performances with artists such as
violinists Cho-Liang Lin and David Kim, pianist Wu Han and cellist Peter Wiley.
She has performed in recital with pianist Hugh Sung at the Raymond F. Kravis
Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and he Kosciuszko Foundation in New York
City. She recently made her recital debut at the Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
A native of East Rutherford, New Jersey, Jeong began her studies in New York
with Nicole DiCecco at the Suzuki Program Music School. At the age of 3 she
moved to Chicago where she studied with Betty Haag Kuhnke at the Betty Haag
Academy of Performing Arts. In 1997, at the age of 9, Jeong became one of the
youngest students ever accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in
Philadelphia, where she studied with Aaron Rosand. She received her bachelor’s
degree from Curtis and completed her master’s degree at the Juilliard School as
a student of Cho-Liang Lin and Ronald Copes.