MESSIAH 2022 JEREMY POTTS, VIOLIN/CONCERTMASTER
Toronto based violinist and musical chameleon JEREMY POTTS has performed in venues across Canada, the US and Europe. Highlights of note include a performance of Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with the Vancouver Island Symphony and a world premiere recording with Music in the American Wild, a contemporary music septet which performed ten commissioned works throughout USA National Parks.
A native of Vancouver Island, Jeremy has performed in a wide variety of settings, from loud bars to concert halls and everything in between. While you will usually spot Jeremy performing with ensembles like the Toronto Concert Orchestra, the National Ballet of Canada or the Canadian Opera Company, he is equally at home playing jazz, bluegrass, rock and popular tunes.
A passion for performing contemporary repertoire has led Jeremy to work with composers from across the United States and Canada. Highlights include the commission of Louise, a commissioned piece for violin and guitar by Joel David Balzun, and a performance of André Previn’s Octet for Eleven at the Eastman School of Music, for which the composer was in attendance. Jeremy has also collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, performing The Light That Fills the World at the Banff Centre for the Arts.
When he’s not practicing or performing, Jeremy enjoys spending his time coding, playing hockey and discovering new restaurants to eat at with his wife.