92Y Instructor Biography

Jonathan Weber

Jonathan Weber maintains a versatile musical career as a violinist, violist, conductor and composer. A graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY) and classically trained under the tutelage of violinist Daniel Phillips, Mr. Weber has gone on to collaborate and perform professionally with artists such as the aforementioned Daniel Phillips and Timothy Eddy of the Orion String Quartet, Tara O'Connor of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Windscape, oboe virtuosos Ronald Roseman and Randall Wolfgang, and the renowned Bach Aria Group. Mr. Weber has also made numerous solo and ensemble appearances with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and abroad.

Branching into alternate musical genres such as jazz, hip-hop, country, and rock and roll, Mr. Weber has performed with artists including Billy Joel, Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, Eryka Badu, Roger Daltrey, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, Sarah McLachlan, Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Savion Glover, the Roots, the Irish Tenors, the Trans Siberian Orchestra, the Mahavishnu Project and fusion band: DBR & The Mission (Opus 3 Artists) for which he has received critical acclaim. As an active New York freelancer, Mr. Weber performs regularly in the Broadway circuit and has also had the privilege of appearing with the vintage jazz band: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. CD credits include Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium, Jay-Z: Kingdom Come, and Albert Hammond Jr.'s Como Te Llama, in addition to various TV and film score collaborations with artists including Ryuichi Sakamoto and Steven Van Zandt.

Journeying into the cinematic medium, Mr. Weber can be seen as an on screen musician in films such as Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006), Sex and the City 2 (2010), Billy Joel: The Last Play at Shea (2010) and the HBO Miniseries: "Mildred Pierce" (2011) and Annie (2014). He has also made frequent network television appearances playing violin and viola on programs such as "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Live with Regis and Kelly," "The Rachel Ray Show," "The View," "Christmas Live at Rockefeller Center" and PBS programs: "Great Performances" and "Soundstage."

As an orchestral conductor, Mr. Weber had the pleasure of serving as guest conductor for the 2012 NMEA All County Music Festival performing in concert at the Tilles Center at C.W. Post, LI University. And in July of 2014, Mr. Weber made his televised conducting debut on the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" performing in collaboration with comedian Dana Carvey.

Jonathan Weber is currently a faculty member at the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY) where he serves as music director of the pre-college orchestras, coordinator of the chamber music department and summer chamber music festivals, and member of the violin and viola faculty.

This instructor is currently teaching the following classes:



First Fiddles / 4-5 yrs

First Fiddles / 5-6 yrs