Jessie Montgomery is a New York native violinist, composer, and music educator. Her compositions are performed throughout the United States, the UK, and Europe and broadcast on radio worldwide. Since 1999, Jessie has been affiliated with The Sphinx Organization, which supports the accomplishments of young African-American and Latinx string players. In 2014, Jessie was awarded Sphinx’s generous MPower grant toward her acclaimed debut album, Strum: Music for Strings (Azica Records 2015). Jessie holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School. In 2012, she completed her graduate degree in Composition for Film and Multimedia at New York University. Since 2012, she has been a member of the highly acclaimed
Catalyst Quartet, which The New York Times calls “invariably energetic and finely burnished… performing with earthly vigor,” touring regularly in the United States and abroad. In addition to composing, Jessie can also be heard performing regularly with Silkroad, The Knights, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.