With playing that is “fierce and lyrical” and works that are “other-worldly” (The Strad) and “evocative” (New York Times), Jessica Meyer is a versatile composer and violist whose passionate musicianship radiates accessibility, generosity, and emotional clarity. As a soloist and member of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed contemporary music collective counter)induction, Jessica has premiered pieces for solo viola internationally – expanding the repertoire for viola by championing new works while also composing her own. Her solo show - where she uses a loop pedal to create a virtuosic orchestral experience with her viola, voice, and hand percussion - has been featured at iconic venues such as BAMcafé and Joe’s Pub in NYC; the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; and in Paris at Sunset Sunside. Recent and upcoming premieres include performances by the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, Sybarite 5, PUBLIQuartet, NOVUS NY of Trinity Wall Street under the direction of Julian Wachner, MoVE, Sandbox Percussion with vocal duo Two Cities, and A Far Cry.
During her visit to BIS HCMC she will be working closely with our music department, sharing her expertise and interacting with both students and teachers.
Visiting curriculum specialists are just one of the many benefits of the Nord Anglia Education collaboration with The Juilliard School.