Jesse Mills, violin

Photo Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Jesse enjoys performing music from classical to contemporary, as well as composed and improvised music of his own. He has been a soloist with the Phoenix, Colorado, New Jersey and Green Bay Symphonies, the Denver Philharmonic, and the Teatro Argentino Orchestra (Buenos Aires). ​As a chamber musician, Jesse has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada, giving concerts at Lincoln Center’s Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y,  Metropolitan Museum, the Kennedy Center, Boston’s Gardener Museum, Ravinia Festival, and the Marlboro Music Festival. He has appeared at prestigious venues in Europe, such as the Barbican Centre, La Cité de la Musique (Paris), Amsterdam’s Royal Carré Theatre, Teatro Arcimboldi in Milan, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. With pianist Rieko Aizawa, Jesse is co-founder of Horszowski Trio and Duo Prism, which earned 1st Prize at the Zinetti International Competition. They are co-artistic directors of the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival in Colorado. In 2005 and 2010, Jesse earned GRAMMY nominations for his recordings of Arnold Schoenberg’s music, (NAXOS). He can also be heard on the Koch, Centaur, Tzadik, Max Jazz, and Verve labels. As a composer and arranger, Jesse has been commissioned by venues including Columbia University’s Miller Theater, the Chamber Music Northwest festival in Portland, OR, and the Bargemusic in NYC. Jesse graduated from The Juilliard School where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, Robert Mann, and Itzhak Perlman. He lives in New York City, and is on the faculty at Longy School of Music of Bard College and at Brooklyn College.