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 from 2010 to 2011. She is a top-prize winner and recipient of the Best Paganini Concerto Prize of the 2008 Paganini Violin Competition in Italy. Jeong made solo debuts at the age of 12 with the CSO and the Philadelphia Orchestra as winner of the Feinberg Competition, respectively.
Since joining the CSO, Jeong made a solo appearance in the 2014/15 season for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto alongside assistant principal cello Kenneth Olsen and pianist Jonathan Biss. The following season, she joined Pinchas Zuckerman for the Orchestra’s performances of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto.
A native of East Rutherford, New Jersey, Jeong began her studies in New York with Nicole DiCecco at the Suzuki Program Music School. At the age of three, she moved to Chicago, where she studied with Betty Haag-Kuhnke at the Betty Haag Academy of Music. In 1997, at age nine, she became one of the youngest students ever accepted to Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Aaron Rosand. She received a master’s degree from the Juilliard School as a student of Cho-Liang Lin and Ronald Copes.