Jessica Cheng Hellwege became a member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra violin section in 2008. Previous to her joining the SLSO, Jessica was a regular substitute with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and was the Assistant Principal for the Santa Barbara Symphony. She was also a member of Germany’s prestigious Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival for five summers where she served as concertmaster and principal. Jessica has also participated in the New York Strings Seminar, Encore School for Strings, and Mimir Chamber Music Festival.
A native of Arlington Texas, Jessica moved to Los Angeles where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 2004 from the University of Southern California Thornton School Of Music. There she studied with Alice Schoenfeld going on to earn a Master of Music degree in 2006 and was named Outstanding Graduate – Class of 2006. She lives in University City with her husband Pete. Jessica plays on a violin made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in 1825.