Violist Jocelin Pan began her musical studies on piano at the age of five in her hometown Leawood, Kansas. She later developed an interest in violin after hearing fiddle music and begged her parents for an instrument. When Jocelin moved to California with her family, she seriously focused her attention on classical performance and experimented with playing the viola. After an enriching experience at the Young Musician’s Foundation’s Summer Orchestra Camp, Jocelin decided to permanently switch her focus from violin to viola at the age of thirteen. Since then, she has pursued intense musical training; she enrolled in the Colburn School’s preparatory division, where she studied privately with Ms. Ingrid Hutman of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Currently, Jocelin is pursuing her Masters Degree at Juilliard, studying with Steven Tenenbom and Robert Vernon. She recently graduated there in the spring of 2012 with her Bachelor of Music, under the tutelage of Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory.
Jocelin enjoys performing as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician. Promoter of new music, Jocelin performs regularly with The New Juilliard Ensemble and AXIOM Ensemble. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with many living composers including Mohammed Fairouz, Simon Frisch, Steven Mackey, Conrad Winslow, Yehudi Wyner, Samuel Zyman, to name a few. She is a co-principal of The Juilliard Orchestra, as well as having been principal of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. She has also attended the Perlman Music Program Summer Music School, New York String Orchestra Seminar, ENCORE School for Strings, and International Academy of Music (Italy). Jocelin has appeared as soloist with both the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra and Crossroads Chamber Orchestra and was named runner-up in Juilliard’s 2010 Viola Concerto Competition. In September 2012, Jocelin will be doing the U.S. premiere of Andrew Ford’s viola concerto The Unquiet Grave with the New Juilliard Ensemble. In addition to performing, Jocelin loves teaching for the Music Advancement Program at Juilliard, and adores her students!
She plays on a viola made by Carleen Hutchins, on generous loan from the Virtu Foundation and is the recipient of the Alfred E. Lyon & Dorothy Lyon Scholarship at The Juilliard School. For more information, visit www.jocelinpan.com.