B i o g r a p h y
Carl St. Jacques is a talented and dedicated violist from Miami Florida, who has performed in over 20 countries and most of the USA as an orchestral and chamber musician. As a student of Atar Arad while attending Indiana University, Carl worked regularly with regional orchestras including the Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, and Orchestra Nashville as well as major music festivals such as the Lake Lucerne Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival and the Miyazaki Festival in Japan. He is also a laureate in the internationally-acclaimed Sphinx Competition (1999, 2002).
During the summers of 2002 to 2006, Carl was a member of the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland where he worked intensely with Maestro's including Levine, Dohnanyi, Dutoit, Gergiev, Jarvi (Neeme and Paavo), Mazur, Rostropovich, Temirkanov and Tilson Thomas. He has also worked with classical solo artitsts such as Kissin, Repin, Bell, Agerich, Maistky, Rostropovich, Kramer, Harrell, Bashmet and Thiboudet, and popular music artists including Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Amy Grant and Vince Gill.
While residing in Miami Florida, Carl held positions in orchestras including the Miami Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and Southwest Florida Symphony. He also appears regularly with the Voices of the People chamber music series in Winter Haven Florida and The Ritz Chamber Players in Jacksonville Florida. Carl is a member of the Sphinx Virtuosi and plays on a beautiful viola made by leading 20th century German maker Paul Knorr, sponsored by a Sphinx MPower Artist grant.