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Jenny Joelson


The violist Jenny Joelson was born in Switzer-land in 1993. Having a musicologist as a father, she got into contact with music at a very young age. She started playing the violin at the age of seven and soon was able to play chamber music with her father and friends from the Winterthur Musikkollegium.


At the age of 15 she chose the viola as her instrument and started to prepare for a musical career. She was in many youth orchestras and for many years was part of the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra, where she was also principal violist. As a member of the LGT Young Soloists she was able to play many concerts, also as a soloist, in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapur and Taiwan.

She studied with Wendy Enderle-Champney in the Zurich University of the Arts and Thomas Riebl at the Mozarteum Salzburg. Jenny loves working in chamber music groups and has had the priviledge of working with all the members of the Carmina Quartet and inspiring musicians such as Hariolf Schlichtig, Barbara Westphal and Jean Sulem. At the moment she is studying for her Master's degree at the Zurich University of the Arts with Michel Rouilly.

Baroque music and historical performance practice is something that has always been important for Jenny. She plays the baroque viola and the viola da spalla, for which she took lessons from Sigiswald Kuijken. Jenny wrote a paper on the creation and development of the Viola da Spalla, Viola pomposa and the Violon-cello piccolo, which was published in the music journal Glareana. As a baroque violist, she is substitute in the Scintilla Orchestra of the Zurich Opera, and is also a substitute of the Philharmonia Zurich. Playing chamber music is her passion and she is a founding member of the Askerov Trio.