Jennifer Tran (she/her) HBMus., MMus., is an emerging second-generation Vietnamese musician specialising in classical and contemporary music. Based in Brampton, Ontario one of the cities covered by the Ajetance Treaty 19 Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, Jennifer enjoys a musical life as a soloist, chamber musician and music educator.
She was featured as one of the 30 Under 30 Classical Musicians in Canada by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in August 2020. She is a promising saxophonist who is engaged in working alongside musicians to re-imagine the performance of works she loves to better serve her communities.
Jennifer is the soprano saxophonist of Dialectica, a saxophone quartet who performs and produces original music by exploring new musical identities through the discourse of jazz and classical genres. Their flair led them to their film debut as recording musicians and actors, in acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s 2019 film Guest of Honour. Jennifer is also a founding member and baritone saxophonist of aksəs quartet, a collective dedicated towards the curation and performance of works that resonate with and critique our social and cultural identities.
With the support of her family, friends, and institution, Jennifer was granted the privilege of learning and performing alongside talented musicians from all over the world at concerto competitions, festivals, and summer programs. Some of these include the Toronto Creative Music Lab in Canada, the Université de Européenne de Saxophone in France, and the Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival in Japan.
As a winner of both the 2019 University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra (UTSO) and 2020 Wind Ensemble (UTWE) concerto competitions, Jennifer performed with the UTSO in October 2019 under the baton of conductor Uri Mayer. Should the health and safety of everyone is guaranteed, Jennifer may perform with the UTWE under the baton of conductor Dr. Gillian MacKay. She has also performed with the Brampton Rose Orchestra as a concerto soloist under the direction of conductor Sabatino Vacca in March 2018.
Her most recent work appears in Canadian composers’ Alex Eddington’s Time Will Erase and Frank Horvat’s Music for Self-Isolation recordings.
Jennifer conferred both her Bachelor of Music with Honours (2016) and Master of Music in Saxophone Performance (2020) degrees at the University of Toronto under the guidance of Dr. Wallace Halladay.