Jennifer Lang, Baroque Violin
Jennifer Lang began violin in the Twin Cities at age 7 with Kristina Lantz and Mary West as her primary teachers. As a senior in high school, she won both the MacPhail and Minnesota Sinfonia Young Artist Competitions. Upon graduation from Oberlin College and Conservatoy, Jennifer moved to France where she taught English and violin and studied contemporary violin with Jeanne-Marie Conquer of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. She also co-launched Sinfonietta Paris Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), an arts organization dedicated to providing performance opportunities for emerging professional musicians. For two consecutive summers, she performed in Switzerland under the baton of the late Pierre Boulez during the Lucerne Summer Festival Summer Academy Orchestra.
Since returning to Minnesota, Jennifer has soloed with the Metropolitan Symphony, served on violin faculty of the MacPhail School Partnerships program, and debuted an original composition for her 2016 MN Composers Tour. In 2017 she co-authored The Art of Wellbeing: A Resource for Health and Healing and served as a discussion facilitator at the Metropolitan Regional Arts Event A Dose of Art in 2018.
Jennifer currently serves on the violin faculty at multiple Twin Cities schools, including Ovation Academy, Kramer School of Music, St. Barnabas Center for the Arts, and the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. She performs regularly with the Lyra Baroque Ensemble and subs with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra–and is excited to be joining the La Grande Bande this year!