Jennifer Pike Biography
British violinist Jennifer Pike first shot to fame when she was the winner of the Young Musician of the Year competition in 2002. Since then, she's had a sparkling performing career.
Life and music
- Jennifer Pike was born on 9th November 1989.
- After taking up the violin at the tender age of five, Pike was soon accepted by Chetham's School of Music at the age of eight.
- She played in a special concert attended by the Prince of Wales at the age of just 10.
- 2002 proved to be an important year for the young violinist, beginning by taking fourth place in the junior category of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.
- Shortly after, Pike's big break came when she was the winner of the Young Musician of the Year in 2002.
- Her recording career began in earnest in 2011, when she recorded Miklos Rózsa's Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song.
- Her 2011 recording of Franck, Debussy and Ravel sonatas also garnered much critical acclaim.
- Pike graduated from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, in 2012. She was awarded first class honours.