Elisa Jeon

South Pasadena, CA

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music, 2025

Elisa Jeon is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is studying with Professor Chen Zhao, Section Violinist of the San Francisco Symphony.

What inspired you to become a musician?
Performing Strauss’ Der Rosenkavelier Suite for the first time in high school.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Mahler, Strauss, Debussy, and Brahms

What is an interesting fact about you and/or your instrument?
I played the clarinet at one point…

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Go on a long walk through somewhere beautiful while sipping on a coffee.

Why did you choose the NRO?
The repertoire, location, and its extensive performance opportunities.