jessica guideri  


American violinist Jessica Guideri enjoys a varied musical career performing as chamber musician, soloist, and in variour orchestras. She is currently the Concertmaster of the Santa Barbara Symphony, and serves as Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. She performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, records for motion picture and television soundtracks, and is featured on the Emmy-winning public television series the "All Star Orchestra," comprised of musicians from major orchestras around the country.


At the age of sixteen, Jessica had her Carnegie Hall solo debut which James Oestreich of The New York Times called "a lovely account." She also has given numerous solo recitals, including appearances at Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall in New York. She has performed as soloist with several orchestras, and regularly performs as soloist with the Santa Barbara Symphony. 2016-17 also promises two solo performances in the San Luis Obispo area.

A native New Yorker, Jessica moved to Utah to be the first violinist of the award winning Fry Street Quartet, artists-in-residence at Utah State University. During her tenure with the ensemble, they performed numerous concerts nationally and internationally, won prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, and were sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of States as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan states.


Jessica also held the associate principal second violin position in the Phoenix Symphony, and was awarded a position on the Seattle Symphony before finally moving to Southern California, where she was appointed associate principal second violin in the Pacific Symphony.


Jessica has served on the violin and chamber music faculties at San Diego State University, Utah State University, and the Eastern Music Festival and received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from the Julliard School, where her teachers included Dorothy Delay, Masao Kawasaki, and Joel Smirnoff.