Instructor for Baroque Violin & Strings
Conor Jacobson was born in Wyoming and raised on a farm. He began studying violin when he was four years old. Soon after, with the support and encouragement of his family, he would make a five hour weekly trip for violin lessons. By the age of thirteen, he had begun performing as a soloist with orchestras and playing in chamber ensembles with professional musicians around the state.
He continued musical studies at Casper College and the University of Arizona before deciding to pursue his interests at the world renowned early music department of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands. There he spent the next four years studying baroque violin with Pavlo Beznosiuk and the diverse historical, technical and philosophical approaches to the music ranging from the early Baroque to the Classical periods with many of the world’s leading specialists in this field. He participated in lectures, masterclasses and coaching with artists such as Sigiswald Kuijken, Ton Koopman, Enrico Gatti, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jaap ter Linden and Sebastian Marq.
During this time he performed extensively in the Netherlands playing in notable venues such as The Concertgebouw and the Utrecht Early Music Festival as well as numerous concerts in Europe and Chile. He was involved in recordings and many concerts with Contrasto Armonico led by Marco Vitale and has also played under the baton of Barthold Kuijken, Jaap ter Linden, Patrick Ayrton and Peter Van Heyghen.
Conor now lives in Wyoming with his wife and daughter where he divides his time between performing, teaching and farming.