Jackie Tso, Violin

Violinist Jackie Tso has been heard as a soloist with orchestras around the world such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Concert Association Orchestra, and the Beijing Broadcasting Orchestra. Ms. Tso has also played in many of the world’s most prestigious competitions including the Premio Paganini, Yehudi Menuhin, Shanghai Isaac Stern, Zhuhai Mozart, and Cooper. She was a semifinalist of the International Jascha Heifetz Competition as well as the Irving M. Klein.

Jackie studied with Li Lin at The Juilliard School. Past principal teachers include Glenn Dicterow, Kurt Sassmannshaus, and Almita and Roland Vamos.

Tso started playing the violin when she was four and was part of Cincinnati’s Starling String Program as well as the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy program. She has served as Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and MasterWorks Festival Orchestra. When she was fifteen, Jackie had the pleasure of collaborating with acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley on National Public Radio’s From the Top.

Jackie has spent summers at the Great Wall International Music Academy, National Arts Center Young Artists Program, Meadowmount School of Music, Bowdoin Music Festival, Salzburg’s Mozarteum Summer Academy, MasterWorks Festival, Aspen Music Festival as an orchestral fellow, and the Heifetz Institute of Music.

She joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s violin section for their 2022-2023 season, and is currently the Concertmaster of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Aside from music, Tso enjoys time with her family, puppy, and friends as well as being outdoors.


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