Rose Hunter

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 violinist.

Rose 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.


Kristi Jenkins
    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 Award.  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 of Utah. 
    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 Quartet.
    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 Wheelwright.  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.  Kristi 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.  Teaching 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.

Jeffery King
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.

Juliet Yoshida
     Juliet 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.