Jeremiah Shaw grew up in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in the small college town of Blacksburg. Raised in a musical family, both of his brothers, Frank and Alex are musicians, and his father and stepmother are members of the Audubon String Quartet. Jeremiah earned his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York in 2004, studying with Joel Krosnick, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet, and received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music in 2002, under the tutelage of Richard Aaron. Jeremiah completed his high school education at The Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and has participated in many music festivals, including Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho, Gretna Music Festival in Pennsylvania, Steans Institute at Ravinia Music Festival in Illinois, the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, Kneisel Hall in Maine, Chautauqua Music Festival in New York, and the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.
Last summer, Jeremiah collaborated with Cultures in Harmony (formerly Music for the People) in the Philippines. During the summer of 2003, he performed Beethoven’s “Ghost” trio at the Gardner Museum in Boston with pianist, Seymour Lipkin and violinist, Lucy Chapman. Jeremiah was a winner of the 2004 New World Symphony Concerto Competition and performed Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 with NWS in February 2005. During his time with New World Symphony, Jeremiah worked with acclaimed conductors and soloist such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Paavo Järvi, Peter Oundjian, Yo-Yo Ma, Christian Tetzlaff, Gil Shaham, and Renée Fleming. As an active chamber musician, Jeremiah has spent summers studying with members of the Audubon, Borromeo, Cavani, Cleveland, Juilliard, St. Lawrence, and Vermeer String Quartets. Jeremiah enjoys spending his time exploring Boston’s Arnold Arboretum with his Husky, Pingo. Other hobbies include photography, hiking, camping, cooking and eating. In addition to cello performance and teaching, Jeremiah began taking audio engineering courses, and playing in a newly-formed alternative rock band after relocating to Boston.
Miah joined A Far Cry as a guest member of the cello section for the following concerts:
28 January 2008 – St. Paul’s Church (Brookline, MA) 29 January 2008 – First Church in Cambridge (Cambridge, MA) 31 January 2008 – Tavern Club (Cambridge, MA) 1 February 2008 – Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA) 17 April 2008 – Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, MA) 19 April 2008 – Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA) 20 April 2008 – St. Paul’s Church (Brookline, MA) 15 May 2008 – Koret Auditorium at the de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA) 18 May 2008 – Glaser Center for the Arts (Santa Rosa, CA) 21 May 2008 – Melrose Community Church (Roseburg, OR) 23 May 2008 – First Unitarian Church (Portland, OR) 26 May 2008 – The Great Hall at Town Hall (Seattle, WA) 18 June 2008 – Unitarian Church of Montpelier (Montpelier, VT) 20 June 2008 – The Church on the Hill (Weston, VT) 21 June 2008 – The Big Barn at Yellow Barn (Putney, VT)