Triforce Quartet - Second Violin
Born in Okinawa, Japan to an Air Force family, Jacob spent his early childhood all around the world until his family settled in the Northern Virginia area. After starting violin at age 10, “Jake” started studying privately with Natasha Porter. After working his way up to concertmaster in the Robinson High School Symphony, he decided to study with Wanchi Huang at James Madison University, receiving his Bachelors in Music Industry in 2009. After, he was accepted to Michigan State University where he received his Masters in Violin Performance.
For two years, Jake attended the Bay View Music Festival to continue studying during the summer months. Recently, Jake performed Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the MSU Philharmonic Orchestra in February 2011. As a member of the Triforce Quartet, Jake has had the great opportunity to combine his passion for video games and music. The Quartet has performed all over the US and has recently released an album as well.
Jake also plays piano in his spare time, as well as viola. His favorite video game from his childhood is Final Fantasy VIII.