Jesse Morrison

Jesse Morrison, viola (Toronto, Canada), frequently performs with both the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He graduated with a MM from New England Conservatory, studying with Kim Kashkashian. Jesse soloed in Jordan Hall after winning the Chamber Orchestra Competition at NEC, and again with the NEC Symphony Orchestra. Recipient of the Sylva Gelber Award, Jesse is an alumnus of Kneisel Hall, the New York String Seminar, the Banff Centre, and Domaine Forget. Jesse has also participated as artist in residence at the Flatirons Chamber Music Festival in Boulder, CO, “Concerts in the Barn” in Quilcene, WA, Sunset Chamber Music Festival in Los Angeles, and NEXUS Chamber Music in Chicago. He was a member of the Neruda String Quartet in 2015-16 and was the violist in the Arkadas String Quartet from 2011-2015. Jesse received a BM from the University of Toronto under Teng Li and an AD from the Glenn Gould School under Steven Dann. In September, Jesse will be moving to Calgary for his first season as a member of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2016-2018)