Jeffrey Weisner leads a diverse musical life as orchestral performer, soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He has been a member of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., since 1995, and also performed with the San Francisco Symphony. He is a member of the Phillips Camerata. He joined the Peabody faculty in 2005. He has presented master classes at the Colburn School, the University of Southern California, the Interlochen and Idyllwild Arts Academies, and other major music schools.
He has appeared in recital at Peabody, the Levine School, and at Merkin Hall and Spectrum in New York City; he also performed a recital of world premieres at the 2007 International Society of Bassists Convention. He has performed concertos with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, The Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Crossroads Chamber Orchestra.
He recently released his first solo album, Neomonology, on innova Recordings. It features new works for solo bass by composers Armando Bayolo, David Smooke, and Michael Hersch, all of which were written for him.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Weisner has performed in a variety of venues, including many performances at the Kennedy Center with his orchestral colleagues. He has also performed chamber concerts in communities across the United States through the NSO’s American Residencies program. He has performed with the Peabody Trio and in concert with composer Kevin Puts.
A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Weisner attended Boston University and the Peabody Conservatory. His teachers include Lawrence Wolfe, Ed Barker, and Harold Robinson.