Jenna Girone-Virgilio


Originally from Long Island, Ms. Virgilio earned her Bachelors of Music from the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut, where she studied with Steven Thomas and earned honors such as principal chair in the Hartt Symphony Orchestra, “Best of” in the semi-annual chamber competition, and the Presser Foundation Scholarship. She went on to receive her Masters of Music at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York under the guidance of Paul Tobias. Her accolades included a performing-arts scholarship and the Assistant Principal chair in the Mannes Orchestra.

Ms. Virgilio has performed in venues across the United States including the Warner Brothers’ Studios in Los Angeles with the Henry Mancini Institute, in Houston, Texas at the Texas Music Festival, and in New Britain, Connecticut with the New Britain Symphony. She also had the honor of performing in Italy as a part of the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca. More recently, Jennifer can be heard on the soundtrack for the documentary The China Question, directed by Brooke Silva-Braga which has been played and featured on CNBC. Currently residing in New York City, Ms. Virgilio is a member of the Empire State Sinfonia and has performed with the One World Symphony, Ensemble 212 and the Mimesis Ensemble.

Ms. Virgilio has received her Suzuki certification at the School for Strings in Manhattan for Books 1-8. She is on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for Suzuki Cello, “Belle Arti” Center for the Arts, and the School for Strings for Suzuki Early Childhood Education.