American violinist Jessica Guideri currently serves as Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Santa Barbara Symphony. She also performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is an active recording musician for motion pictures and television. Before moving to Southern California, Jessica was Associate Principal Second Violin of the Pacific Symphony, and the Phoenix Symphony, and was awarded a position in the Seattle Symphony. She also held the position of Associate Concertmaster with the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, N.C., and was a guest Concertmaster at the Phoenix Symphony.
Since her Carnegie Hall solo debut with the New York Youth Symphony, which James Oestreich of The New York Times called “a lovely account,” Ms. Guideri has performed as soloist with several orchestras, including the Queens Symphony, Westchester Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra of Campinas in Brazil. She has also given numerous solo recitals, including appearances at Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall in New York.
An accomplished chamber musician, Jessica was the first violinist of the Fry Street Quartet, artists-in-residence at Utah State University. During her four years with the ensemble, they performed numerous concerts nationally and internationally, won prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, were sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan states, and worked with hundreds of students throughout the U.S. to promote arts education. Jessica performs each summer with the Eastern Chamber Players in North Carolina, and has performed in various chamber ensembles in such concert venues as Alice Tully, Merkin, and Weill Halls in New York.
Jessica has also served on the violin and chamber music faculties at San Diego State University, Utah State University, and the Eastern Music Festival.
Jessica received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from the Juilliard School, where her teachers included Dorothy Delay, Masao Kawasaki, and Joel Smirnoff.