JENNY GRÉGOIRE has been concertmaster of the Mobile Symphony since 2001. Born in Québec, Canada, Grégoire began to play violin when she was five. At six, she was admitted in the pre-college division of the Québec Music Conservatoire, where she earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in violin performance. Upon leaving Québec, Grégoire attended Northwestern University, where she received a Master of Arts 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. Grégoire left Chicago to play one season with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Grégoire is extremely sought after in the Southeast, as she is also concertmaster of the Tuscaloosa and Meridian Symphony Orchestras. Grégoire remains active as a soloist and a recitalist. She has performed 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. Grégoire is assistant professor of violin at the University of Alabama and has been on faculty at EMF since 2004.
Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Excellence
June 26 – July 31, 2021