jee yeoun ko

Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko is a Korean-born cellist, educator, and concert organizer. Her education and careers in Asia, Europe, and the United States have developed a wide interest in many musical styles such as tango, pop, Asian folk tunes, and jazz along with classical music. Artists with whom she has collaborated in the past include Marta Casals, Aldo Parisot, Ellis Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Phil Wood, and the Faubourg Quartet (of which she is the founder and leader). Also, she was featured at an event in honor of Dalai Lama and Congressman John Lewis, where she performed a selection of Korean folk tunes.

Dr. Ko is known for producing big-hearted benefit concerts, such as Dr. Ko's Coats for Kids Concert, disaster relief concerts, and many other fundraising events and numerous concert series to support education, communities, and talent in New Orleans, where she currently resides. In Fall 2019, Dr. Ko joined Xavier University as an instructor in the Department of Music after teaching at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts as chair of the classical instrumental department for 11 years.