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Cellist Jeremiah Barcus came to Boston in 2009 to study at the New England Conservatory with Yeesun Kim from the renowned Borromeo String Quartet. Since his arrival, Jeremiah has taken part in several chamber groups with a wide array of genres. 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, San Jose, Stockton (CA), New Haven (CT), as well as being the Fellowship Quartet and Outreach Quartet at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. His playing can be heard in the video games Aragami; Where the Water Tastes Like Wine; and on the animated series RWBY, whose Vol. 3 soundtrack reached No. 1 on iTunes. He also has recorded with Down By Law, an indie string quartet that plays arrangements of popular songs and records with singer-songwriters at Flux Studios in New York City. He also regularly performs with his better half in the classical Barcus-Urayama Duo, who has performed recitals all over New England and Urayama’s native Japan.
Jeremiah has won competitions both in Boston and his native Philadelphia: he won top prize in NEC’s John Hsu Cello Competition, and the PRYSM Vivaldi Competition. He has played in several of the nation’s great concert halls: including NEC’s Jordan Hall, the Kennedy Center, Sanders Theater, and the Citi Wang Performing Arts Center. He holds a Bachelor's 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.
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 and curriculum tailored uniquely 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 has served as guest faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School in the summer of 2018. He also actively maintains a vibrant private studio filled with students of all ages, levels, and circumstances.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading a good fantasy novel, playing video games (“research” for Videri, of course!), learning new recipes, and finding an outdoor trail to explore.
Key Notes offers seasonal recitals at the conclusion of the school year.