After being inspired by his uncle, Jim Buzash, Jeremy began studying violin at the Conservatory of Performing Arts in Regina, Saskatchewan at the age of 3 and was soon recognized for remarkable aptitude. Known for his enthusiastic love of music and teaching, classic approach, beautiful sound, and an encyclopedic knowledge of violins and bows, Jeremy’s career as a musician is multifaceted, including keen interests in baroque performance practice and new music, including the recent commissioning of two brand new violin sonatas by Pierce Hacquard and Luis Ramirez.
Jeremy’s frequent appearances at local and international festivals during his formative years have yielded a multitude of scholarships and awards, including commendations from both the Premiere and Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. His awards include, among many others, the Dr. Morris and Jacqueline Schumiatcher Scholarship, the Elman Lowe Memorial Scholarship, the Howard Leyton-Brown Bow Award, an Emerging Artist nomination from the mayor of Regina, and the prestigious President’s Gold Medal from the Conservatory of Performing Arts in Regina.
Coming from a family of self-taught musicians, Jeremy was playing violin in the family gypsy band, a Canadian Recording Industry Association Gold Record winning ensemble, by the age of 4. As an orchestral musician, Jeremy first joined the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra at the age of 12 and at 16 became concertmaster, also winning a position with the Regina Symphony Orchestra the same year. Jeremy has held many concertmaster positions, including the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra, the University of Regina Chamber Orchestra, and the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Jeremy is a member of the Horizon String Quartet, a prairie-originating ensemble that tours every spring with the generous help of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and more recently, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. The quartet, comprised of Joshua Peters, Amy Hillis, and Ariel Carrabre, has performed over 150 performances, in more than 40 cities, for over 30,000 students and teachers across Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
In 2013, Jeremy graduated with a Masters of Music degree in performance from the University of Manitoba with first class honours. He has also studied with many accomplished violinists throughout the years, including David Zafer, Moshe Hammer, Eduard Minevich, Oleg Pokhanovski, and Yehonatan Berick. Currently, Jeremy holds the position of Principal Second Violin with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2016.
Besides music, Jeremy holds many interests, including writing, movies, video games, podcasting, music composition and arranging, collecting vintage Nintendo games, and visually digesting every new violin and bow he comes across.