photo by Carlin Ma
Hailed as “accomplished in mechanism and style” (Buenos Aires Herald), Jeremías Sergiani-Velázquez is a member of the violin section of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 2019, and is building an intriguing musical life.
His accomplishments began in his home country of Argentina, and have spread to the US, Europe, and Asia. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he has been awarded First Prize at the Argentinian Hebrew Foundation Competition and has soloed with the Teatro San Martín Youth National Symphony in Buenos Aires, the Córdoba National University Symphony and the New York Classical Players. While in New York, Jeremías has played at National Sawdust with Miranda Cuckson, and was a founding member of the New York-based Frisson Ensemble, a nine-people mixed chamber music group that performs throughout the US and was featured in NPR’s Performance Today. He has also performed in numerous tours with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, serving as principal second violinist in several occasions. Other engagements include a tour of Nepal and Japan as part of the “Music Sharing” International Community Engagement Program where he performed in a string quartet with acclaimed violinist Midori in multiple refugee camps, shelters, and areas affected by the earthquake throughout Nepal.
Jeremías also enjoys playing Tango, and performs with the Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet -winners of the 2018 Latin Grammy for “Best Tango Album”- and with the JP Jofre Tango Quintet at venues including Blue Note Jazz Club and the Museo del Barrio in New York, as well as throughout the US, an a tour in Puerto Rico.
Jeremías made his first solo appearances at the age of 10 with the Córdoba Youth Orchestra with which he toured several halls in Argentina. He was invited to at the inaugural concert of the 2010 Young Concert Series at Femusc Festival in Brazil where he met Miriam Fried, who encouraged him to apply to study with her at the New England Conservatory where he received his Bachelor of Music with academic honors. Jeremías obtained his Master of Music from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes. He mostly recently obtained a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim, and Sylvia Rosenberg.
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