Violinist Jeanine Wynton has performed as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician in major concert halls across Europe, Russia, the United States, South America, New Zealand, and Israel. Originally from Los Angeles, she began studying the violin at age two and a half with the late Suzuki pedagogue Idell Low. At age five, she was a featured performer on the television shows That’s Incredible, Real People, and Omnibus. At ten, she made her solo debut in Montevideo, Uruguay after which a critic for La Mañana magazine wrote: “She played with breathtaking technique and astounding assurance, bringing the house down…”
Since then, Jeanine has been honored to win prizes in numerous competitions including the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition, the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) performance competition for the state of Indiana, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Young Artists Competition, and Artists International in New York City. In 2005, she was a semi-finalist in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand. She has been a featured soloist with several orchestras including the Richmond Symphony, the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Yale Philharmonia, among others.
Prior to joining the North Carolina Symphony, she was a member of The Florida Orchestra, served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony and Assistant Concertmaster of the Binghamton Philharmonic, and has performed regularly with the Minnesota Orchestra since 2008. Every summer she travels to Chicago where she performs with the Grant Park Orchestra, a position she has held since 2006.
Jeanine is a graduate of Yale University where she studied with the late soloist Erick Friedman, Syoko Aki, and members of the Toyko String Quartet.
When she isn’t practicing or learning new music, Jeanine enjoys reading chamber music with friends, reading, writing, hiking, and running races, and is a certified scuba diver.