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Featured faculty violinists Jeffrey Multer and Jessica Guideri perform J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 with EMF’s pre-professional orchestra. Other repertoire to include Lutoslawski’s Little Suite and The Sea by Frank Bridge.

Featured artists

EMF alumnus (two summers) and concertmaster Jeffrey Multer returns to Greensboro and the Eastern Music Festival for his twenty-fifth season in 2010. Mr. Multer is also first violinist of New York City’s critically acclaimed Elements Quartet, whose New York series was named “best classical music event of 2003” by the Washington Post. He has appeared as soloist and recitalist in concert halls throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America, including: the Lincoln Center in New York, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Rudolphinium in Prague and the Kennedy Center and National Gallery in Washington, DC. As a chamber musician, he frequently appears with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and has served as first violinist of the Oxford String Quartet and as a member of the Kennedy Center Theater Chamber Players. He has been a core member of the Great Lakes Chamber Festival in Detroit, Michigan. Other concertmaster appointments include the Colorado Symphony, the Breckenridge Music Institute in Colorado, the Washington Concert Opera and the Echternacht Festival in Luxembourg. Recently, the Detroit Free Press praised him for his “extraordinary precision and poise,” and the Cleveland Plain Dealer called him “a prodigious and aristocratic violinist,” while the Washington Post called his recent solo recital at the National Gallery “a dazzling performance.” Mr. Multer is concertmaster of The Florida Orchestra in Tampa.

Since making her Carnegie Hall solo debut at age seventeen, American violinist Jessica Guideri has performed as soloist with such orchestras as the Queens Symphony, the Westchester Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra of Campinas in Brazil. She has given solo recitals in Taiwan, Italy, and the United States, including appearances at Steinway Hall, Lefrak Hall, and Lincoln Center. Jessica toured nationally and internationally as the first violinist of the Fry Street Quartet, which served as Artist in Residence on the faculty at Utah State University. She has also performed as concertmaster of several orchestras, and held the position of Associate Principal Second Violin in the Phoenix Symphony.

Jessica currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is the Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra as well as Assistant Principal Second Violin in the Pacific Symphony.  She can also be heard on numerous major motion picture soundtracks.

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.

The Eastern Music Festival’s mission is to promote musical enrichment, excellence, professional collaboration, innovation, and diversity through a nationally-recognized teaching program, music festival, concerts, and other programs which will enhance the quality of life, health, and vitality of our region. The Eastern Music Festival and School, founded in 1961 in Greensboro, North Carolina by Sheldon Morgenstern, is an internationally-renowned classical music festival and institute for young musicians that runs for five weeks each summer. The institute accepts students ages 14 through 22 from around the country and the world. The EMF faculty consists of world-class performing artists selected from top orchestras and music schools nationally and internationally.  Led by music director Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Music Festival and School celebrates its 51st season in 2012.