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bio Jenson

Dylana Jenson, Distinguished Professor, started the violin at the age of two and a half with her mother.  She then studied with Manual Compinsky until the age of 12.  At 13 she began to study with Nathan Milstein and Josef Gingold.  By the age of thirteen, Dylana Jenson had performed with most major orchestras in the United States and traveled to Europe and Latin America for concerts, recitals and recordings.  After her triumphant success at the Tchaikovsky Competition, where she became the youngest and first American woman to win the Silver Medal, she made her Carnegie Hall debut playing the Sibelius Concerto with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  The New York Times called her "a mature master" and critic Edward Downes stated "unsurpassed since Heifetz".  When she performed with the San Francisco Symphony playing the Brahms Concerto, the critics responded, "Dylana is a rarity, a complete concert violinist, the real thing".  (San Francisco Chronicle)

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