Jesse Morrison

Jesse Morrison, viola (Toronto, Canada), is currently a freelance musician based in Toronto. He recently graduated with his MM from New England Conservatory, studying with Kim Kashkashian. During his time at NEC, Jesse was a winner of the NEC Concerto Competition and the Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition. Recipient of the 2016 Sylva Gelber Award, Jesse has attended Kneisel Hall, the Banff Centre, and Domaine Forget. He was a member of the Neruda String Quartet, which won the chamber music competition at NEC, resulting in a debut recital in Jordan Hall. Additionally, he was violist of the Arkadas String Quartet, a Toronto-based ensemble, which won the Felix Galimir Award at the University of Toronto. Jesse received his BM from the University of Toronto under Teng Li and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School under Steven Dann. Jesse was an intern at Music for Food in Boston. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2016, 2017)