Violinist Jennise Hwang joined Pacific Symphony in October 2017. Originally from Los Angeles, she began her musical training at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. She performed as a soloist and chamber musician with Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Young Musicians Foundation and Debut Chamber Orchestra. She won top prizes in SYMF (Southwestern Youth Music Festival) and Korea Times Competition. She continued her studies at Northwestern University, earning her Bachelors of Music.
During this time, she served as concertmaster of Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, won prizes and scholarships with Samuel and Elinor Thaviu Foundation, Musicians Club of Women, Northshore Musicians Club Foundation, MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and WAMSO Young Artist Competition. She won the Northwestern Concerto Competition and was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center as a soloist for The Millennium Stage Conservatory Project. Hwang received her Masters of Music at the New England Conservatory. There she performed with Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Discovery Ensemble, A Far Cry and collaborated with Daniel B.Romain and Ran Blake.
Before joining Pacific Symphony, she was a fellow at the New World Symphony from 2013-2017. She engaged in a wide array of artistic and musical collaborations throughout Miami and served as a guest performer and teacher for New World's exchange program with Colombia's Academia Filarmonica de Medellin. Recent chamber music engagements include performances with Eighth Blackbird and Nu Deco Ensemble.
Her teachers have included Nick Kitchen, Almita and Roland Vamos, Linda Rose, Henry Gronnier, and Michelle Kim. Jennise has spent her summers performing at the Britt Festival, Britten-Pears Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA, Tanglewood Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Strings Music Festival and Chautauqua Music Festival.