Jacob Ginn is an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music where he studies cello performance with Theodore Buchholz. A native of Chandler, Arizona, Jacob began playing cello at age 10. Currently, he is a member of the West Valley Symphony and frequently performs with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Grammy-nominated True Concord. Jacob has participated in masterclasses with Matt Haimovitz, Philippe Muller, Sharon Robinson, Sergey Antonov, and members of the Juilliard String Quartet and St. Lawrence String Quartet. Summer festival appearances include Round Top, Texas Music Festival, and Britt, the latter as a James Collier Orchestra Fellow. Jacob was recently named a Presser Foundation Scholar, an award given for achievement in music and academics.
At the Fred Fox School of Music, Jacob is a member of the symphony orchestra, contemporary ensemble, and baroque ensemble. He is active as a chamber musician and enjoys giving concerts as cellist of the Geminid Piano Trio, as well as often playing in UA faculty recitals. When not performing, Jacob can be found teaching young musicians through the UA String Project, reading, biking, or trying out new restaurants in Tucson.