Jennifer Roig-Francolí has performed extensively both on the modern and baroque violins. On the modern violin, Roig-Francolí has appeared as featured soloist with orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Berlin Symphony, the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Among the awards she has received are the TIME Magazine Collegiate Achievement Award, the Skene Award of Aberdeen, Scotland, the Pittsburgh Y Music Society’s Passamaneck Award, and the national first prizes of both the College and High School divisions of the Music Teachers’ National Association Competition. She has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Concertmaster of the Illinois Chamber Symphony and the New Philharmonic Orchestra (both in the Chicago area). She is currently the Acting Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and she also performs with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
On the baroque violin, she has been a member of Apollo Ensemble (NY), a classical orchestra specializing in Haydn and Mozart, and Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. She was a founding member of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble, and has performed with many other period instrument ensembles, including the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra and Chatham Baroque.
A graduate of Indiana University, Roig-Francolí was simultaneously a student of Josef Gingold and Stanley Ritchie. Other teachers have included David Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Nathan Milstein in Switzerland. She is a certified Alexander Technique teacher.