Double bass; Chamber Music; Orchestral Repertoire
Jeffrey Beecher began his musical education in New York, where he attended the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School. He completed his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Harold Robinson and Edgar Meyer.
He serves as principal bass with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. In addition, he has been principal bass of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, New York String Seminar, and Tanglewood Music Festival.
An active chamber musician, Jeffrey has performed at such venues as Bargemusic, Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 92nd Street Y, and Merkin Concert Hall. He has also enjoyed several summers at the Marlboro Music Festival. He is a regular member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, which has travelled not only to many of the major musical centers of the United States and Europe, but also to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Egypt, Iran, Syria, and a number of the Central Asian Republics. In addition, he has participated as a mentor along with other members of the Silk Road Ensemble in Weill Institute Professional Training Workshops at Carnegie Hall.
As a touring member of the Silk Road Ensemble, Jeffrey has presented master classes at Harvard University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Northwestern University, and University of California Santa Barbara. He also composed and produced music for the PBS television show, Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe.
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