Violinist Janny Joo is a multifaceted musician who is equally at home in chamber, orchestra, and solo recital settings. She is the founding member of the Meadowlark Piano Trio, who was recently named semi-finalists of the prestigious Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, and enjoys performing works from the established repertoire as well as championing works from contemporary composers with the trio.
An active chamber musician, Janny has performed with such artists as Bayla Keyes, Cho-Liang Lin, Hsin-Yun Huang, Desmond Hoebig, Rhonda Rider, William Fitzpatrick, and Norman Fischer among many others.
She has served as the concertmaster of numerous orchestras, and is currently the concertmaster of Symphony Nova and Associate Concertmaster of Phoenix Orchestra. She also performs with Boston Ballet and Boston Philharmonic.
Janny is passionate about teaching and coaching the next generation of musicians, and teaches violin as well as theory and classes at the Boston University where she is currently pursuing her Doctorate degree in Violin Performance. She received her M.M degree from Shepherd school of music at Rice University and her B.A degree with minors in Math and History from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her primary teachers include Bayla Keyes, Cho-Liang Lin, Julie Yoon of the Chiara String Quartet, and Hal Grossman.
In her free time, she enjoys ballroom dancing, horseback riding, traveling, and photography.
“The first level of basic human needs includes food, clothing, and shelter; the physical requirements for sustaining life. While we have other needs in order to be fully functional human beings, like a sense of belonging, access to education, mental health, etc., the basic needs must be met before the other needs can be effectively addressed.
As I have developed as an artist, and have had time to experiment with different ways of giving back, I have come to believe that musicians have so much that they can offer back to their communities. I’m looking forward to working with Music for Food in helping to provide one of these basic human needs to our communities in need.”