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Violinists Jenny Ahn and Sophie Wang Join the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Both graduates of the New England Conservatory, Ahn joins the First Violin section while Wang joins the Second Violin section


Two new violinists have been appointed to the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the first half of 2022, both of them graduates of the New England Conservatory. They are Jenny Ahn, who joined the First Violin section in March, and Sophie Wang, who joined the Second Violin section in April.

Ahn hails originally from South Korea, where she began studying the violin at the Sunhaw Arts School and the Korea National Arts School Pre-College. Upon finishing school, she immigrated to the United States to receive an undergraduate degree at the Colburn School and a master's degree from the New England Conservatory.

Since 2014, she has been playing with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops Orchestra, as well as the Chicago Symphony and the Rhode Island Philharmonic, among others.

The Chinese-American violinist Sophie Wang grew up in Irmo, South Carolina, and comes to the BSO from a position as assistant concertmaster of the South Carolina Philharmonic. Prior to that appointment, she received her bachelor's degree from Columbus State University, plus a graduate diploma and a master's degree from the New England Conservatory.

She has also won top prizes in multiple competitions, including the Beijing International Music Festival, New York International Artists Competition, and Music Teachers National Association competition.

"Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment, Jenny and Sophie!" wrote the New England Conservatory's Alumni Network.

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