Violinist Jeremías Sergiani-Velazquez has performed classical, contemporary, and tango music around the world. As soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer, he has been heard in 16 countries across four continents,. He is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and recently won the principal second violin audition at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Previously, he served with Chicago’s Grant Park Symphony, as guest concertmaster with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom he toured Carnegie Hall, Germany, and Canada. Outside orchestra, he is a founding member of both the Frisson Ensemble and the GRAMMY® winning Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet. He has also performed alongside violinist Midori in quartet tours of Japan and Nepal. Born in Córdoba, Argentina, Jeremías earned his high school diploma at 15, an accomplishment made in order to focus on his studies with vaunted violinist Fernando Hasaj. He owes much of his great fortune to the violinist Miriam Fried who, upon their meeting at a music festival in Brazil, encouraged a young Jeremías to study with her at the New England Conservatory. He later attended The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Ronald Copes, Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim, and Sylvia Rosenberg. He lives with his girlfriend, the flutist Katherine “katieflute” Althen, and their Havanese puppy Miguel in New York City.