Jeremy Hess, violin
Since the age of five when he started piano lessons with Ms. Irina Lande at the Peabody Preparatory, Jeremy expressed a strong desire to play the violin. When he was eight years old, he begged his parents to rent a violin from the local music shop, and began taking violin lessons from Mr. Ronald Mutchnik. Jeremy has since joined the Peabody Preparatory’s string program, and was subsequently selected to be a member of Peabody’s prestigious Pre-Conservatory Violin Program (PCVP). He now studies under the tutelage of Ms. Rebecca Henry.
Propelled by his passion for music, and with help from great teachers, Jeremy quickly saw evidence of achievement. He won first prize in the MSMTA String Festival for many years. He has often been invited to play at Peabody’s Silver Recitals. More recently, Jeremy was the 2013 1st prize winner of the Friday Morning Music Club High School Competition for Strings, and was invited to perform at the Strathmore Mansion. In May 2014, he won the 2nd prize at the Jack Weaver Memorial Competition.
Jeremy has been a featured soloist at the Kennedy Center, Walters Art Museum, New York City Bryant Park, and New England Conservatory. On June 1st, 2013, Jeremy debuted with the Columbia Orchestra as the Junior Strings Division winner of the Young Artist Concerto Competition. This year, as the Senior Strings Division winner, he is honored to perform once again with the Columbia Orchestra.
When he is not playing the violin, Jeremy enjoys singing, reading, and playing video games. He is also a self-taught guitar player. Jeremy is a sophomore at Glenelg High School, where he is a member of the orchestra, concert choir, Men’s Acapella, and the track team. Jeremy lives in Howard County with his parents and their dog, Franky.