Musician Profiles

Jeannie Wells Yablonsky

Jeannie Wells Yablonsky, a member of the first violin section of the Seattle Symphony since 2000, grew up in the Chicago area, where she won the first prize of the Society of American Musicians Competition, the Heerman Violin Competition in Cincinnatti, and the Chicago Symphony Youth Auditions. She graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where she studied with Dorothy DeLay, and earned a Master of Music from the Yale University School of Music, where she studied with Koichiro Harada. She has performed in many American festivals, including Aspen, Norfolk, Cleveland Chamber Music Seminar, Interlochen, and the Grand Teton Festival. She represented the United States in a concert for peace in Tokyo, Japan.

Ms. Wells Yablonsky was the Assistant Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona (Spain), and the Bergen Philharmonic (Norway). While, in France, she recorded the chamber music of Glinka, and her chamber music partners have included violinist Vadim Repin, violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Nathaniel Rosen, and pianist Aida Gavrilova.

She held the position of Lecturer in Violin at Yale University, and taught at the Westchester Conservatory of Music. Since moving to Seattle in June 1996, she has been a sought after chamber musician, performing often with the Seattle Chamber Players and the "City Music" series. She appeared regularly and is heard in various recordings from the Music of Remembrance series from 2001 until 2008, where she has premiered many works including Thomas Pasatieri's Fragments of Isabella and Lori Laitman's Fathers.