Violist Jennifer Stumm is internationally recognized as a musical innovator and dynamic advocate for her instrument.
Her career was launched after winning three major international competitions: William Primrose, Geneva, and Concert Artists Guild, where she was the first violist ever to win First Prize. She was also honored with an award from the Vriendenkrans of Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. Jennifer now enjoys a busy international career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher.
A native of Atlanta, Jennifer began viola studies at the age of eight in her school's orchestra program. Her teacher in Atlanta was Marilyn Seelman. She earned degrees from the Curtis Institute as a student of Karen Tuttle and from the Juilliard School and also pursued interests in astronomy and politics at the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer later studied with Nobuko Imai and the cellist Steven Isserlis.
She is currently International Chair of Viola Studies at the Royal College of Music.
Faculties / departments: Strings
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