A Chicago native, Tabitha first started violin at the age of six. She most recently received a Performance Diploma in Orchestral Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she studied with Alex Kerr, Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She graduated magna cum laude in 2018 from Princeton University, with a bachelor’s degree in French and a certificate in Violin Performance. 

In 2017, she was awarded a fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and in 2013 she served as Assistant Concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America under the direction of Valery Gergiev, performing most notably at the BBC Proms in Royal Albert Hall. She has performed in halls throughout Spain, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and the United States as Concertmaster of the Princeton University and Chicago Youth Symphony orchestras and has soloed at Symphony Center in Chicago and Ravinia.

Tabitha hopes to one-day play in a professional symphony orchestra and is currently preparing to take auditions. She is very happy to be back in Chicago.

Tabitha Oh’s Civic Fellowship is sponsored by Leslie Fund Inc.