Jesse Christeson, Cello
Versatile musician Jesse Christeson is cellist of the dynamic Boston-based mixed ensemble Hub New Music. As a member of the 2014-15 Tanglewood New Fromm Players, he twice featured in Hong Kong’s contemporary festival The Intimacy of Creativity, giving premieres, working alongside composers, and presenting in college seminars. He is a recurring guest of ensemblenewSRQ in Sarasota, FL and New JXN in Jackson, MS.
Mr. Christeson was Principal Cellist of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra from 2013-16. Highlights of his time with the Symphony include: performing the Elgar Cello Concerto, serving as member of the Symphony Quartet, and presenting in every the public elementary school in the Jackson area. He is a founding member of the Inaugural Piano Trio of the Mississippi Chambre Music Guild, and has given numerous premieres of works by Mississippi-based composers. Mr. Christeson is a frequent guest player with the symphonies of Alabama and Orlando (FL).
Mr. Christeson is active as a professional singer in Boston. Last season he performed in the opera choruses of Eugene Onegin (BYSO), Ouroboros Trilogy, and Song From the Uproar (Beth Morrison Productions), and recorded several projects with Vox Futura. He was a member of the Houston Grand Opera and Bach Society choruses from 2010-13.
Originally from Daytona Beach, FL, Jesse Christeson received degrees in Cello and Voice from Stetson University (studio of David Bjella), and in Cello from Rice University (studio of Norman Fischer). Apart from Tanglewood, Mr. Christeson’s recent summer engagements include the festivals of Spoleto USA, Aspen, Brevard, and the National Orchestral Institute. He performs on an 1888 Carlo Loveri cello from Naples, Italy.