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Cellist, Jeremiah Barcus, is an active performer and educator based in Boston. He has a variety of interests He is the cellist in the Videri String Quartet, which combines the fun and joy of video game music with the regard and respect of a classical string quartet. With Videri, he has toured across the United States, giving concerts in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston (TX), as well as being the Fellowship Quartet at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Videri has reached the No. 1 spot on iTunes with their collaboration on the album, RWBY, Vol. 3. Their current program, Bits & Bytes, is an inventive amalgamation of traditional Classical string quartets and their arrangements of VideoGame Music. Jeremiah is also half of the Barcus-Urayama Duo alongside Artist Diploma recipient pianist, Rui Urayama. They are a classical cello-piano duo that performs in New England and Japan. Jeremiah has won competitions both in Boston and in his native Philadelphia: he won top prize in NEC’s John Hsu Cello Competition, the PRYSM Vivaldi Competition, and the String Honors Competition in Boston. He has played in several of the nation's great concert halls: including NEC's Jordan Hall, the Kennedy Center, Sanders Theater, Citi Wang Performing Arts Center, and Boston Symphony Hall.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance from New England Conservatory, a Masters Degree in Cello Performance at the Boston Conservatory, and a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He has played in masterclass for such notables as Orlando Cole, Lawrence Lesser, Natasha Brofsky, Andres Diaz, Colin Carr, Franz Helmersson, Lewis Lockwood, and Gary Hoffman.
A sought after music and cello teacher in Boston, he has or has had students ranging from very beginner to competitors in International Competitions. He finds joy in discovering how each person thinks and works hard to develop a teaching style unique to each individual. He has given collegiate masterclasses at the University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA) and Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Boston, MA). He has also been invited to give lectures on "The Business of a String Quartet" and "Chamber Music Rehearsal Techniques" at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA). Jeremiah is on the Cello faculty at the German International School Boston (Allston, MA), Edward Devotion DASEP (Brookline, MA), Key Notes School of Music (Quincy, MA), and maintains a vibrant private studio filled with students of all ages.
In his spare time he enjoys reading a good fantasy novel, playing video games (for research for the quartet, of course!), and continuously learning how to better his home studio recordings for solo cello in VideoGames.