Jessica Cheng

Jessica Cheng

First Violin

Margaret B. Grigg Chair

Jessica Cheng was born and raised in Arlington, Texas and moved to Los Angeles to earn her Bachelor of Music degree at University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she studied with Alice Schoenfeld. After receiving her bachelor’s in 2004, she earned her Master of Music from USC in 2006 and was named Outstanding Graduate-Class of 2006.

In addition to being a regular substitute with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Cheng was the Assistant Concertmaster of the Santa Barbara Symphony. She was also a member of Germany’s prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival for five summers, where she served as concertmaster and principal. Other music festivals attended include New York Strings Seminar, Encore School for Strings, and Mimir Chamber Music Festival.

Jessica Cheng began her first season with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s First Violin section in the fall of 2009. She plays on an 1825 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.