Jeremy Bass is an American guitarist and lutenist. He recently graduated from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag with a master’s degree in lute and theorbo. He lives in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Prior to pursuing early music, Jeremy was especially active in the field of contemporary chamber music. Highlights include: a recording of Juan Trigos’s Guitar Quartet (with the UK Guitar Quartet), and performances of Girolamo Deraco’s 4midable4 (at Columbus State University), Ricardo Zohn’s Sones de tierra fría (at Nief-Norf), Harold Meltzer’s Brion (at CCM, on mandolin), Marc Yeats’s Shapeshifter (at SoundSCAPE), and Helmut Lachenmann’s Salut für Caudwell (with Mario Ortiz). He has developed a close working relationship with David del Puerto, and is the dedicatee of works by Luca Cori, Juan Trigos, Jorge Castro, and John Hedger.
Jeremy has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and the Lexington Chamber Orchestra. He has been a fellow at SoundSCAPE and Nief-Norf, and a guest with Alia Musica Pittsburgh and the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati.
His principal guitar teachers were Dieter Hennings, Andrew Zohn, and Rafael Scarfullery. He holds postgraduate degrees from the University of Kentucky and Columbus State University.
Jeremy was a 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar Grantee at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, researching and performing contemporary Spanish guitar music. One highlight of the year was a chamber music series he curated at the International Institute of Madrid. Entitled “Atando cuerdas,” the series combined new Spanish and American music with historical works. Elliot Simpson, Alexandra Pastrana, Laura Albesano, Alejandro Viana, David del Puerto, and Delia Agúndez all participated in the project.
In parallel with these activities, he pursued his long standing interest in basso continuo, studying with Jesús Sánchez at the Conservatorio Arturo Soria, and attending Eduardo Egüez’s class at Early Music Morella.
Jeremy’s debut solo recording, “David del Puerto: Guitar Sonatas, Volume 1” is now available for sale as a digital download or compact disc.