Jeremy vanDieman grew up as concertmaster and soloist with the New England Youth Ensemble (NEYE) in Massachusetts, and was privileged to perform in major concert venues throughout the U.S., Canada, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia, Latvia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Israel, Brazil, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica. One highlight during these early years was a solo performance for a U.S. State Dinner attended by U.S. President Gerald Ford, U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and Polish Secretary Edward Gierek, at Vilanov Palace in Warsaw, Poland.
On more recent tours with the New England Symphonic Ensemble (NESE, the professional division of NEYE), Jeremy has participated in charity concerts in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana, England, Thailand, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, and Austria. Highlights include the first ever musical performance in Voortrekker’s Monument in Pretoria, S. Africa; City Hall concerts in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town, S. Africa; performances of the chamber music of British Composer John Rutter in Windsor Castle, England, under the baton of John Rutter; a solo performance for Her Royal Highness, Princess Siriwanwareenareerat (“Glorious Light”) of Thailand, at Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok, Thailand; a solo performance at the Aegean Festival on Syros Island, Greece; solo performances at the Salzburg Festival in Salzburg, Austria; and performances as Associate Concertmaster in Carnegie Hall, New York.
Jeremy completed a BA in Music (Honours) from Thayer Conservatory of Atlantic Union College, a private institution in South Lancaster, Massachusetts, under Dr. Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse, and a M.Mus. (Violin Performance) from the University of Calgary under Edmond Agopian. He has twice served as Director for the Advanced String Institute of the Alberta Suzuki String Institute, and has adjudicated in music festivals throughout Alberta. He is Director of Junior Strings at Mount Royal Conservatory, which was chosen to perform in the Stars of the Festival Concert for the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival of 2010. Jeremy is a member of Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Music Festivals Adjudicators’ Association, and is an Examiner with Royal Conservatory of Music.