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, a recent semi-finalist of the 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 studied chamber music with members of the Chiara, Muir, and St Lawrence String Quartets as well as the Triple Helix Piano Trio. She has also performed with such artists as Bayla Keyes, Cho-Liang Lin, Kim Kashkashian, Hsin-Yun Huang, Desmond Hoebig, Rhonda Rider, William Fitzpatrick, and Norman Fischer.
She has served as concertmaster of numerous orchestras, which includes Symphony Nova in recent years, and she currently holds the Assistant Principal 2nd Violin chair of the Cape Symphony. She also plays professionally with Symphony New Hampshire, Phoenix, and Unitas, and guests with Boston Ballet and Cantata Singers.
Recently, she has been branching out and exploring the baroque style while playing with the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra.
Janny is passionate about teaching and coaching the next generation of musicians, and teaches violin as well as theory classes at the Boston University where she received 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 the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Believing that an artist is also a citizen who has a duty to further social justice, she is serving as a fellow for the Music for Food organization, which is a musician-lead initiative for local hunger relief. She will be performing with the artists in the organization as well as promoting the organization’s mission in various other ways to benefit local food pantries around the greater Boston area.
Her primary teachers include Bayla Keyes, Cho-Liang Lin, Hye-Yung Yoon of the Chiara String Quartet, and Hal Grossman.
In her free time, she enjoys ballroom dancing, horseback riding, traveling, and photography.