JEFFREY WHITE, BASS
Calgary native Jeffrey White began playing the bass when he eight years old. As a product of the Mount Royal College (now University)
Academy of Music Program, Jeffrey’s childhood was blessed with a wealth of musical experiences. His studies took him on a tour of Japan, as well as to the Banff Centre where he studied with Edgar Meyer. At age 16, Jeffrey left Calgary to attend the Interlochen Arts Academy, an arts focused school in the woods of Northern Michigan. After graduating with distinction he pursued a Bachelor of Music at Indiana University where he studied with Lawrence Hurst, one of the world’s most celebrated musical pedagogues. Further studies lead him to the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and to Toronto to study with renowned Canadian bass player Joel Quarrington. In 2003 he joined the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed with the Boundary Ensemble, the orchestras of Saskatoon, Edmonton and Ottawa and served as instructor of Double Bass at the University of Saskatchewan. He performs on a contemporary instrument made in 2010 by Arnold E. Schnitzer.
Jeffrey is a avid home cook, budding charcutier, and was the winner of the inaugural Calgary Philharmonic Chili Cook-Off. When not risking his career with kitchen knives, he prefers to spend time with his cat Louie, and helps his wife Lauren plan chamber music festivals.