Jeremy Preston is the Principal Second violinist of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, a tenured member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Mendocino Music Festival. He has also been the Associate Concertmaster of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and a member of the North Carolina Symphony for seven seasons. He has performed with many orchestras throughout the United States and is also an avid chamber musician. Previously, he was a member of the North Carolina String Quartet and frequently performed with the Mallarme Chamber Players, the Peace College Manning Chamber Players, New Music Raleigh, and the Eastern Music Festival Chamber Players. Jeremy was trained at the New England Conservatory of Music, Rice University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers included Marylou Speaker Churchill, Lynn Chang, Kathleen Winkler, Sally Thomas, and William Preucil. His chamber music coaches include Norman Fisher, Pamela, and Claude Frank and members of the Cleveland and Juilliard Quartets. Jeremy maintains an active teaching studio and enjoys living and hiking in the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Courses Taught

  • Violin Excerpts


  • San Francisco Opera, Principal 2nd Violin
  • San Francisco Ballet


  • MM, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • BM, Rice University

What is your hometown?

Oneonta, NY