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Dylana Jenson has performed with most major orchestras in the United States and traveled to Europe, Australia, Japan and Latin America for concerts, recitals and recordings. After her triumphant success at the Tchaikovsky Competition, where she became the youngest and first American woman to win the Silver Medal, she made her  Carnegie Hall debut playing the Sibelius Concerto with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Following her most recent Carnegie Hall performance, Jenson again electrified both audience and critics in her performance of Karl Goldmark's violin concerto. According to Strad Magazine, "In Jenson's hands, even lyrical passages had an intense, tremulous quality... a sizzling performance." Harris Goldsmith of the New York Concert Review said, "I can give no higher praise than to say that her excellent performance brought to mind, and was a loving tribute to, the great Nathan Milstein... who was one of Jenson's mentors."

Ms. Jenson was made an Honorary Citizen of Costa Rica for her artistic contribution to her mother's homeland. Dylana Jenson comes from a family with a strong tradition in the arts. Her sister, Vicky Jenson, directed the films 'Shrek' and 'Shark Tale'. Her brother Ivan is a painter and poet. Her daughter, Mariama Lockington, is a Hopwood award winning poet.

In tandem with her solo career Jenson has been busy giving Master Classes and teaching at summer music festivals. In her teaching she uses the Russian technique taught by Leopold Auer and championed by great artists such as Nathan Milstein, David Oistrakh, Isaac Stern and Jasha Heifetz. This method develops a natural physical relationship to the instrument.

Dylana Jenson started the violin at the age of two and a half with her mother. She then studied with Manual Compinsky, Nathan Milstein and Josef Gingold.

dylana@dylanajenson.com

Performances

Albany Symphony

Abilene Philharmonic

Amarillo Symphony

Arapahoe Philharmonic

Arizona State University Orchestra

Asheville Symphony Orchestra

Augusta Symphony Orchestra

Bach Society Orchestra, Harvard University Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Bayer Philharmonic, Germany

Berlin Radio Symphony, Germany

Bochum Orchestra, Germany

Boise Philharmonic

Bonn Orchestra, Germany

Brevard Symphony

Buffalo Symphony

California Chamber Orchestra

Canton Symphony Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque

Charleston Symphony Orchestra

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Cheyenne Symphony

Chicago Sinfonietta

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra

Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra

Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dayton Philharmonic

Denver Symphony Orchestra

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra

Duluth-Superior Symphony

El Paso Symphony Orchestra

Evansville Philharmonic

Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra

Festival of 1000 Oaks Orchestra

Flagstaff Symphony

Florida Gulf Coast Symphony

Florida Symphony Orchestra

Florida West Coast Symphony

Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra

Frankfurt Opera Orchestra, Germany

Frankfurt Orchestra, Germany

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Gelsenkirchen Orchestra, Germany

Grand Rapids Symphony

Greeley Philharmonic

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Hartford Symphony

Honolulu Symphony Orchestra

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Israel Chamber Orchestra 

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Kansas City Symphony

Kingsport Symphony

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Licking County Symphony Orchestra

Lodz Philharmonic, Poland

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

Long Island Philharmonic

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Louisville Orchestra

Mankato Symphony Orchestra

Marin Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Minnesota Orchestra

Modesto Symphony Orchestra

Moscow State Philharmonic, Soviet Union

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

New Britain Symphony

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

New Orleans Philharmonic

New Philharmonic of New Jersey

New York Philharmonic

North Carolina Symphony Orchestra

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic

Nurnberg Philharmonic, Germany

Oakland Symphony

Omaha Sinfonia

Omaha Symphony Orchestra

Orquesta Filharmonica de la Universidad, Mexico

Orquesta Sinfonica del SODRE, Uruguay

Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, Costa Rica

Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, El Salvador

Philadelphia Orchestra

Philharmonia Virtuosi

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Australia

Rhode Island Philharmonic

Rochester Symphony Orchestra

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

San Francisco Symphony

San Jose Symphony Orchestra

San Juan Symphony, Puerto Rico

Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra

Seattle Symphony

South Bend Symphony Orchestra

South Dakota Symphony

Spokane Symphony Orchestra

Stockton Symphony Orchestra

Sudwestfunk Symphony-Lucerne Festival, Switzerland

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australia

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Pops Orchestra

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Tulare County Symphony Orchestra

Victoria Symphony, BC

Waterloo Festival Orchestra

Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Canada

Yakima Symphony Orchestra

Yale Symphony Orchestra