Jeremy Black has been Principal Second Violin of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2017, having played in the First Violin section from 2002 to 2017. He also performs as Concertmaster of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra each summer in Chicago, a position he has held since 2005. Black has played as guest Concertmaster with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, and Buffalo Philharmonic, and in the violin sections of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Cleveland Orchestra.
As a soloist and leader, Jeremy Black has soloed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Live Chamber Ensemble, and in subscription concerts with the Chicago String Ensemble and Evanston Symphony. Highlights include a performance of the Dvořák Violin Concerto with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Concerto for Two Violins with Pinchas Zuckerman and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.
Jeremy Black maintains an active private studio, is the coach of Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s competitive Montgomery Fellowship Quartet program, and is the first violin coach for the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) and the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (YPO).
A native of Evanston, Illinois, Jeremy Black studied with the late Mark Zinger, a student, and colleague of David Oistrakh. His secondary education began in 1996 at Case Western Reserve University where he studied with Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music. After graduating, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to pursue his Master’s degree with Paul Kantor at the University of Michigan.
Sadly, Jeremy has made the decision to step down from his coaching position at TRYPO after this season. We will miss him, but we are so grateful to him for all the time he dedicated to the TRYPO programs!