Violinist Janny Joo is a multifaceted musician who is equally at home in chamber, orchestra, and solo recital settings. She is a 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 the members of the Chiara, Muir, and St. Lawrence String Quartets, the Triple Helix Piano Trio, and violist Kim Kashkashian. 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 the concertmaster of numerous orchestras, which includes Symphony Nova in recent years, and she currently holds the Principal 2nd Violin chair of Phoenix Orchestra and the Assistant Principal 2nd Violin chair of the Cape Symphony. She also performs with Chorus Pro Musica, BMOP, Cantata Singers, and guests with A Far Cry, Boston Lyric Opera, and Boston Ballet.
Janny is passionate about teaching and coaching the next generation of musicians, and has taught 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Believing that an artist is also a citizen who has a duty to further social justice, she is serving as the
Co-Executive Director for the Music for Food, which is a musician-lead initiative for local hunger relief. She will be working with the artists in the organization to benefit food pantries all around the United States, as well as in Canada and Taiwan.
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.