Jennifer Walvoord, violin
Jennifer Walvoord of Holland, Michigan graduated with her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has Masters degrees in both violin performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelors degree in violin performance from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Her former teachers include Andrew Jennings, Mihai Craioveanu, and Joan Conway.
In addition to her current position as West Michigan Symphony concertmaster, Jennifer was a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony. She has performed as soloist with the West Michigan Symphony and the Holland Symphony Orchestra. While at the University of Michigan, Jennifer performed electric violin on the Grammy Award-winning recording of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Experience conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Jennifer collaborated with her sister, Martha, on a recording called “American Perspectives” which was recently released on the Centaur Records Label.
Jennifer is an active chamber musician. She performs recitals regularly with her husband, pianist Dr. Andrew Le. Jennifer and Andrew were recently (2009) appointed to be the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck. They live in Holland with their son, Matthew, and daughter, Kate.