The violist Jennifer Stumm is internationally recognized as a leading advocate for her instrument. She is the winner of three major international competitions, the Concert Artists Guild, the William Primrose and the Geneva International Viola Competitions and was honoured with a Vriendenkrans award from the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Jennifer Stumm’s recent acclaimed performances include appearances at the Kennedy Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, London, the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and a return engagement at the BBC Proms.
A BBC New Generation Artist, she was founding member of the Aronowitz Ensemble and she has worked with members of the Beaux Arts Trio, Guarneri, Vermeer and Alban Berg Quartets, among others. She regularly appears at many of the world’s major festivals, including Marlboro, Aldeburgh, Spoleto, Delft and Campos de Jordão. A native of Atlanta, she is currently International Chair of Viola Studies at the Royal College of Music, London. Her principal teachers were Karen Tuttle and Nobuko Imai and she earned degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, also studying astronomy and politics at the University of Pennsylvania.