Jennifer Jones lives in Halifax where she is Assistant Concertmaster of Symphony Nova Scotia. She received her early training from Jean Fraser at the Maritime Conservatory of Music and then continued with Philippe Djokic at Dalhousie University. Jennifer advanced her studies at Indiana University with Josef Gingold, obtaining a Master of Music degree in Performance and Pedagogy. Following her studies at Indiana, Jennifer travelled to France where she studied with Sylvie Gazeau of the Paris Conservatoire.
Jennifer has a passion for teaching and teaches at Acadia University and privately in Halifax and Wolfville. She is a coach of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and has adjudicated exams and festivals throughout the Maritimes.
Chamber music has always been important to Jennifer and she has been frequently recorded by the CBC. A favourite musical endeavour is her work with the “Blue Engine String Quartet”. Private performances for Philip Glass and Dudley Moore are highlights as well as performing with Micheal Buble. In 2005, the quartet released a CD entitled “If It Be Your Will…Songs of Leonard Cohen” and a Christmas CD in 2007. The quartet was the core ensemble of the Elizabeth Bishop Legacy Project CD. ‘I am in Need of Music” and honoured to work with Canadian Soprano, Suzie LeBlanc. The recording received the 2013 ECMA Classical Recording of the Year Award and was performed in Toronto in 2016. Jennifer is also a member of Rhapsody Quintet, one of the Maritimes most popular musical ensembles.
B.Mus., Dalhousie University, Violin Performance
M.Mus., Indiana University, Violin Pedagogy and Performance
Links to Recordings
Blue Engine String Quartet https://music.apple.com/ca/artist/anthony-genge/280843445