A guest master class given by Rook ensemble member Jeremy David Ward ’08, cello.
Jeremy David Ward ’08 is a cellist whose musical inspiration and repertoire spans from Renaissance dance music to the post-tonal works of Saariaho and Dutilleux. As a performer of early bass instruments, he has been featured on concerts for Newberry Consort, Ars Musica, the Dunbar Early Music Festival, and the Chicago Early Music Festival. His contemporary music collaborations have included performances with Chicago new music groups eighth blackbird and dal niente as well as Chicago Opera Vanguard and members of the Pacifica Quartet. His orchestral experience has led him to work with David Zinman, Robert Spano, and Alan Heatherington, and as a member of the ensemble Oberlin 21, he recorded works of Debussy and Takamitsu with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis on the Telarc label. Jeremy is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. His teachers have included Amir Eldan, Peter Rejto and Hans Jorgen Jensen. In addition to Rook, Jeremy is a member of the Newberry Consort Violin Band.
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