jennifer murphyIrish violinist Jennifer Murphy is gaining recognition as a creative and charismatic young performer. She is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition, the Arthur Catterall Concerto Competition, Ireland and the Royal Academy of Music (UK) Concerto and Chamber Music Prizes. Recent solo engagements include a performance of the Schnittke Concerto Grosso No. 1 under the direction of Joel Sachs at the Banff Centre’s Rolston Hall. As a soloist and chamber musician, Jennifer has performed in London’s Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre and Carnegie Hall, New York. She has spent her summers at The Banff Centre Masterclasses, Astona International Summer Music Academy, the West Cork Chamber Music Music Festival and Clandeboye Festival, where she was awarded a Young Musician Award by Camerata Ireland. She has taken part in solo and chamber music masterclasses with many of the world’s most sought after performers and teachers, including Maxim Vengerov, Nikolaj Znaider, Daniel Hope and the Belcea and Endellion Quartets. In June 2014, Ms. Murphy graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she was awarded a Master of Arts in Violin Performance with distinction, along with the prestigious Dip. RAM accolade. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the guidance of Professor Detlef Hahn. Jennifer is currently in her second year of the Artist Diploma Program of the Glenn Gould School in the studio of Erika Raum. She plays on a beautiful Chanot violin, dated 1836, kindly on loan from The Royal Conservatory of Music, and is generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. Future engagements include a performance of Korngold Violin Concerto with Bramwell Tovey and the Royal Conservatory Orchestra in Koerner Hall in spring 2017.