As a founding member of the Calidore String Quartet, violist Jeremy Berry has performed across the globe at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Cadogan Hall for the BBC Proms Festival. With the Calidore String Quartet, he has won grand prizes in many competitions including the M-Prize, Fischoff, Chesapeake, Coleman, and Yellow Springs, as well as top prizes at the ARD Munich and Hamburg competitions. The quartet has also been a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, and has been a BBC New Generation Artist, making many recordings for BBC in London.
As a teacher, he has been a visiting artist-in-residence at University of Michigan, University of Toronto, and Stonybrook University, and is currently associate professor of music at the University of Delaware along with his quartet colleagues. He studied at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music with Paul Coletti, as well as the Juilliard School with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. Mr. Berry began the viola at age five with Elizabeth Stuen-Walker in Bellingham, Washington.