American violinist Jessica Guideri enjoys a varied musical career performing as chamber musician, soloist, and in various 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.
Since her Carnegie Hall solo debut, which James Oestreich of The New York Times called “a lovely account,” Guideri has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras. Jessica performs regularly as soloist with the Santa Barbara Symphony and has given numerous solo recitals, including appearances at Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall in New York.
For four years, Jessica was 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 State as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan states.
Jessica moved to Southern California when she was appointed Associate Principal Second Violin at the Pacific Symphony, but before moving to California, she performed the same role at the Phoenix Symphony, and was awarded a position in the Seattle Symphony. She has performed as Concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra in Germany, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and was a guest Concertmaster of the Phoenix Symphony.
Jessica has also 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 Juilliard School, where her teachers included Dorothy Delay, Masao Kawasaki, and Joel Smirnoff.