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Jeff Ferdon

Education

B.M. in Double Bass Performance, N.C. School of the Arts
Viola da gamba Study, with Brent Wissick and Martha Bishop
Symphony School of America, with Craig Rifle and John Plucker

Background

Since joining the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra I have remained active throughout the region as a chamber musician and soloist as well as being a private teacher, Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra coach, and adjunct instructor of double bass at Davidson. I have appeared as a soloist with the Davidson College Orchestra and, on several occasions, with the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra. I also have a great love for music of the Renaissance and Baroque and I have studied viola da gamba with Martha Bishop and Brent Wissick. I play viola da gamba and Baroque double bass as a member of Ensemble Vita Nova and have appeared with other early music ensembles including Wild Rose, Blue Castello and Carolina Pro Musica.

I've been performing most of my life. I was a finalist in the Minnesota Orchestra's Young Artist's Competition when I was awarded a scholarship position at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) for studies with Lynn Peters, and a recipient of the school's Vittorio Giannini Prize. While a student at NCSA, I was a bassist with the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphony Orchestras. I have also performed with the North Carolina and Charleston Symphonies.