Violinist Stephanie Jeong was appointed Associate Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2011 by Music Director Riccardo Muti. Prior to joining the CSO, she was a member of the New York Philharmonic. The top prize winner and recipient of the Best Paganini Concerto Prize of the 2008 Paganini Violin Competition, Jeong made her solo debut at age 12 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as winner of its Feinburg Competition and the Philadelphia Orchestra as winner of its Albert M. Greenfield Competition. Since joining the CSO, Jeong made return appearances as soloist with the orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti for Brahms Double Concerto alongside CSO's Assistant Principal Cellist Kenneth Olsen, Beethoven Triple Concerto with Kenneth Olsen and Jonathan Biss, and Bach Double Violin Concerto with Pinchas Zukerman. Recent chamber appearances include performances at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Chamber Music International, and various series in Chicago including Schubert Festival, Evanston Chamber Music Society, Arts Club, and Winter Chamber Music Festival.
At the age of 9, Jeong became one of the youngest students ever accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied with Aaron Rosand. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and completed her master’s degree at the Juilliard School as a student of Cho- Liang Lin and Ronald Copes.