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Jeffrey Garrett, cello

Jeffrey Garrett received his early music training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His teachers have included Daniel Domb, Janos Starker, and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. He received his Bachelor of Music from McMaster University then participated in The Orchestral Training Program in Toronto. There he worked with a long list of internationally recognized musicians that included Iona Brown (Artistic Director and violinist with The Academy of St .Martins in the Fields), Dale Clevenger (Principal Horn, Chicago Symphony) and Joseph Silverstein (Concertmaster, Boston Symphony). His other musical activities have included two summers with the Canadian Chamber Orchestra in Banff, two summers with The National Youth Orchestra, and The String Quartet Institute in Kingston. Jeffrey Garrett has had the opportunity to work with some outstanding Conductors. He was Principal Cellist under Antal Dorati for Wayne State University's Bartok Festival, and held that position while working with Klauss Tennstedt and Kazuyoshi Akiyama in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Jeffrey's first full time position was as Principal Cello with the International Symphony of Sarnia and Pt. Huron. He has been playing with Orchestra London since 1984. Jeffrey lives in London, enjoys skiing, sailing and hiking with his companion Marie and his two beautiful daughters Larisa and Inara.


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