Jennifer Tzeng began her private violin studies at age four.  She was the youngest member of the Strolling Strings, a performance group by age six.  Her previous violin instructors include Anne Crowden, Dan Kobialka, Zak Grafilo, James Greening-Valenzuela, and Leon Igudesman. Jennifer has had extensive performing experiences in orchestras, beginning her orchestral training at age of seven, being the youngest member of the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra. By age eleven, she served as the lead principal second violinist of the Oakland Youth Orchestra. Jennifer has served as concertmaster of the Mill Valley Philharmonic, San Francisco State Symphony Orchestra, and Palo Alto Philharmonic. She was also a first violinist with the San Francisco Youth Orchestra from 1998 – 2003. With the SFYO, she performed in various music halls in Austria, Germany, France, Amsterdam, Ireland, Lithuania, and Russia.  

 

During the years of 2008-2009 Jennifer traveled to Shanghai and Taiwan to train with lead violinists learning different teaching methods. Upon returning to the US late 2009, Jennifer began her teaching career at the NMSM School of Music in Palo Alto. Her private Tzeng Violin Studio was founded in April 2010. On February 15th 2014, she was featured as a special soloist with the PAPHIL, performing Vitali’s Chaconne. Jennifer has trained exclusively with members from the Alexander String Quartet, the Daedalus String Quartet, the Afiara String Quartet, and Turtle Island String Quartet. She has received coaching from Alistair Neale, Edwin Outwater, Diane Nicholeris, and Michael Tilson Thomas. A scholarship participant to prestigious music programs such as the yearly Yehudi Menuhin and Mendocino Music Festivals, she was recently invited this year to be a guest faculty member for the annual InterHarmony Music Festival held in Tuscany, Italy. In addition to her classical training, Jennifer is a highly sought after performing artist that regularly performs her original music with both her electric and acoustic violin. She has given electric violin performances in the Bay Area, New York, Taiwan, and Japan.

Jennifer can play left hand violin as well as regular violin.  She taught herself using True Violin Sound methodology, a project she has been working on for the past 12 years.