Jennifer Jahn

Canadian-born cellist and teacher Jennifer Jahn began her musical studies as a teenager, working with Italo Babini, principal cellist of the Detroit Symphony. After undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Toronto, she co-founded the Cecilia String Quartet and continued her studies with teachers that included Vladimir Orloff in Vienna, Christopher Bunting in London, and Guy Fallot at Jeunesses Musicales in Quebec. Jennifer's interest in Suzuki teaching began in the early 1970's, while in graduate school. After obtaining additional Suzuki training, she was asked by Seneca College to set up a Suzuki School in Toronto. Under her guidance, the Seneca Suzuki Institute became the largest Suzuki school in Canada, with a faculty of 30 teachers and an enrollment of over 300 students.

Ms. Jahn received a scholarship from Columbia University and continued her studies with Claus Adam of the Juilliard Quartet. In New York, Ms. Jahn has taught at the Bloomingdale Music School, and worked as a freelance musician with numerous groups, including the American Symphony and the Jupiter Symphony. She has performed at Avery Fisher Hall, the Lincoln Center Library, the Dunnell Library, the Chateau in Fontainebleau, the cathedral in Sancerre and numerous other concert stages. She joined the Bronx Chamber Orchestra and the Bronx Opera, where she has been principal cellist for almost 20 years. Jennifer currently teaches at the 92nd Street Y and the Diller-Quaile Music school, as well as privately. She is also a member of the Paloma String Quartet, which is quartet-in-residence at Queensboro Community College.


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