LINEAGE: COLERIDGE-TAYLOR + CHAUSSON
Jason Issokson enjoys an active career as a soloist and chamber musician.
Concerto highlights include engagements with the Fort Worth Symphony, Aspen Concert Orchestra, Waco Symphony, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Great Falls Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra di Teatro San Carlo, and the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italiae, among others.
Jason was a founding member of the Argus Quartet, where he served as a violinist for six seasons. His busy performance schedule has brought him to many prestigious venues and festivals, including multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, as well as recent and upcoming performances at Washington Performing Arts (DC), UCLA’s Clark Memorial Library (CA), Merkin Hall (NY), Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series (NY), Valley of the Moon Music Festival (CA), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (IL), Purdue Convocations (IN), Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL), Chamber Music Society of Detroit (MI), Amherst College (MA), and Juneau Jazz and Classics (AK).
Jason has performed chamber music alongside some of the most important musicians of our time, including recent appearances at the Ravinia Festival with pianists Leon Fleisher and Misha Dichter. Other highlights include collaborations and appearances with the Brentano Quartet, Attacca Quartet, and Spektral Quartet, cellist Astrid Schween of the Juilliard String Quartet, flutist Carol Wincenc, pianist Anne-Marie MacDermott and guitarist Eliot Fisk.
Jason’s playing has garnered a number of awards including the top prize at the International Violin Competition ‘Andrea Postacchini,’ third prize at the International Alberto Curci Violin Competition, and the prize for best performance of a commissioned work at the International Max Rostal Competition in Berlin. Chamber music honors include first prize at the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competiton, as well as first prize at the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.
As a member of the Argus Quartet, Jason was part of the Fellowship Quartet in Residence at the Yale School of Music from 2015-2017, and the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, from 2017-2019. Jason studied with the violinist Midori at both the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Southern California.