Jeanne Mallow descends from a long line of distinguished musicians. Her grandmother was violist Lillian Fuchs, her great uncle was violinist Joseph Fuchs, her aunt was violinist Carol Amado, and her mother is cellist Barbara Stein Mallow. She has been described by The New York Times as “a worthy successor to this tradition, playing with dusky aristocratic tone, exacting intonation, and a kind of conversational musicality that seems second nature.”
As a soloist, she has performed to critical acclaim in numerous venues. She has performed recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center Goodman House, Bargemusic, and the 92nd St. Y series "Meet the Virtuoso," as well as CAMI Hall among others. She also performed at the 25th International Viola Congress in Austin, Texas. A review from The Strad remarks that “she is patently gifted, and played with commandingly authoritative and natural musicality, and the virtuosic flair, vibrant rhythmic energy, and keen golden tone of a born performer.”
In 2006, a double-CD of the complete solo viola works of Lillian Fuchs was released on the NAXOS© label. In 2002, she released a CD of the works of Brahms and Schumann.
Jeanne Mallow began her studies initially as a violinist, but exchanged the violin for the viola after being increasingly drawn to its darker sonorities. Her major teachers were Josef Gingold, Daniel Phillips, and Paul Kantor. As a student, she recieved scholarships and fellowships to the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School in Blue Hill, Maine, and the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado. As a teacher herself, she has served on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division, and has been a teaching fellow at the Perlman Music Program.