2017 Festival Orchestra: Jeffrey Beecher

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Jeffrey Beecher, bass

Jeffrey Beecher pursues a varied musical career as both an energetic performer and educator. 

He performs as Principal Bass with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and is a regular member of the Silk Road Ensemble. He currently serves on the faculty of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Jeffrey tours frequently with the Silk Road Ensemble, performing in major venues of North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In addition to performing, Mr. Beecher has participated in residencies around the world, including work at Harvard University, the University of California Santa Barbara, the Getty Center, the Rietberg Museum, and the Aga Khan Museum. He appears on several recordings, including Off the Map, A Playlist Without Borders, the Grammy winning Sing Me Home, as well as in the documentary film The Music of Strangers

As an orchestral musician, Jeffrey has performed as Principal Bass with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

An active chamber musician, Mr. Beecher has enjoyed performing at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall, and the 92nd Street Y. He has also performed at numerous festivals from the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival to the Marlboro Music Festival.

Jeffrey plays on two double basses: an Italian bass made by Giovanni Battista Rogeri in Brescia, Italy in 1690; and a French bass made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in Paris, France in 1850.