Jessie Montgomery

Starburst

            Montgomery is a native New Yorker, a graduate of the Juilliard School in violin performance, and holds a master’s degree from New York University in music composition.  Her publications focus on various combinations of strings, and enjoy wide performance popularity with noted ensembles throughout the country.  She is a devoted supporter of educational activities, and youth musical ensembles.   Her musical style is, if anything eclectic, and is obviously a reflection of the enormous variety of musical art in her native New York City.  Mahler once somewhat fatuously remarked something to the effect that a symphony should contain “everything.”   Well, Montgomery dips into a remarkable universe of musical traditions, and reinterprets them in her own voice—just not all in one pie