Classical guitarist Jeremy Bass is an avid proponent of new music, and equally enjoys exploring the rich historical literature for plucked strings.
He is committed to the performance of contemporary chamber music. Recent activity in this area includes: a recording of Juan Trigos’s Guitar Quartet, and performances of Girolamo Deraco’s 4midable4, Ricardo Zohn’s Sones de tierra fría, Harold Meltzer’s Brion, Marc Yeats’s Shapeshifter, and Helmut Lachenmann’s Salut für Caudwell. He is the dedicatee of works by David del Puerto, 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 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. He can also be heard on Wolf and Clover’s self-titled album.