Violinist Jenny Grégoire has been concertmaster of the Mobile Symphony, under the direction of Scott Speck, since 2001. Born in Québec, Canada, Ms. Grégoire began to play violin when she was five. At age six, she was admitted in the pre-college division of the Québec Music Conservatoire where she studied with Jean Angers and Liliane Garnier-Le Sage and earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in violin performance. Upon leaving Québec, Ms. Grégoire attended Northwestern University where she received a Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy with Dr. Myron Kartman. She was also a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons and worked with conductors Cliff Colnot, Pierre Boulez and Daniel Barenboim, among others. Ms. Grégoire left Chicago to play one season with the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, in Miami, FL. Jenny Grégoire is extremely sought-after in the southeast, as she is also concertmaster of the Tuscaloosa and Meridian Symphony Orchestras.
In addition to her orchestral career, Ms. Grégoire remains active as a soloist and a recitalist. She has performed several times as a soloist with the Mobile Symphony, the Meridian Symphony and the Tuscaloosa Symphony. She has been heard in solo recitals in Canada, Alabama, Mississippi and New York. She co-founded the duo “Jouvence” with pianist Konstantza Chernov. Jenny Grégoire is Assistant Professor of Violin at The University of Alabama. She has been on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival since 2004.