A native of Lincoln,
NE, Rose began her studies of the violin at the age of eight. She is currently
pursuing a Bachelor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she
studies with Rebecca Fischer of the Chiara Quartet. Her past teachers include
William Wolcott, Lisa Watkins, and Huadong Lu. She has also performed in
masterclasses for Chee-Yun, Peter Marsh, and Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel of
the Jupiter String Quartet.
With a strong passion for performing, Rose actively studies and performs
chamber works throughout the year. Additionally, she performs with Omaha
Symphony Orchestra and Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra regularly as a substitute
frequently collaborates as a performer with various types of ensembles
throughout the year. She is also a featured soloist each year for Nebraska's
Annual Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony, while actively bringing music to
communities of all ages.
Performing on the violin for the past eighteen years, violinist
Kristi Geddes Jenkins, has toured throughout the United States, and
Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and part of
the rock band, Room 102.
The recipient of twelve
consecutive Superior Performance Awards at the National Federation of
Music Clubs, she now serves on the judging panel for the festival in
addition to being a finalist for the 2004 Utah Music Sterling Scholar
In 2007, she won the Utah State University
Concerto Competition, where she then soloed with the USU Orchestra.
As a member of the BYU-Idaho Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of
Robert Tueller, Kristi has performed across Europe, including France,
Belgium, and Switzerland.
In addition to playing
with the Utah Youth Symphony and All-State Orchestras, Kristi also
performed both as a soloist and chamber musician for nine years with the
Pizzicato Strings, with concerts in Washington, D.C., including the
Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and many other venues.
Other performances include requested performances Salt Lake City
Festival of Arts, and the annual Christmas reception with the Governor
As an undergraduate, Kristi helped to form
the Aquarelle String Quartet that auditioned for the Yehudi Menuhin
Chamber Music Festival in San Francisco. After being chosen, she worked
extensively with The Alexander String Quartet, Violist, Toby Appel, and
cellist, Lynn Harrell. The group then went on to gain another entry in
the Deer Valley Music Festival where they studied with Muir String
Daughter of David and Anavon
Geddes of Ogden, Utah, Kristi Jenkins has been performing on the violin
for over sixteen years.
She has attained
a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the Caine School of the
Arts, Utah State University under the tutelage of William Fedkenheuer,
Kristi’s principal teachers have also included Ted Ashton and Peggy
She has recently acquired a Master
of Music in Violin Performance at University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
where she studied with the Rebecca Fischer and Julie Yoon, Chiara String Quartet members.
has additionally worked as a chamber musician with both the Cavani and
Miro String Quartets and most recently, with Yo Yo Ma at UNL.
Beginning at age 16, she
has taught violin lessons and has since then become Suzuki Certified and
teaches out of her home in Omaha, Nebraska.
has become her passion right along with performing and when her violin is resting, Kristi enjoys
photography, being outdoors- hiking, camping, participating in many sports, and
spending time with her very supportive husband and daughter.
Hailing from Plano, TX, Jeffery King is a violinist in the
Omaha Symphony. He attended Southern Methodist University and the Manhattan
School of Music where he studied with Jan Mark Sloman and Midori Goto. He has had extensive chamber
guidance with Karen Dreyfus (Lyric Piano Quartet) and Lawrence Dutton
(Emerson String Quartet). He plays on an 1893 Collin-Mezin violin.
Yoshida is a 24 year old violinist originally from Omaha, NE. She began
her violin studies at age 10 and continued her education at Vanderbilt
University in Nashville, TN with Dr. Carolyn Huebl and the University of
Michigan with Prof. Andrew Jennings for graduate studies. During the
summers, she has attended the Brevard and Aspen music festivals, and the
Aix en Provence music festival in France, where she studied with Aline
Champion from the Berlin Philharmonic. Beginning in August of 2011 she
joined the Omaha Symphony.