Jill is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Now residing in London, UK, Jill performs regularly with London’s most respected orchestras such as the Philharmonia, BBC Concert Orchestra and London Philharmonic, and throughout the UK with BBC Scottish, RSNO, CBSO and others.
She’s recorded for BBC Radio, Naxos and Swiss Radio. Jill is passionate about contemporary music and works actively with contemporary ensembles in London, Manchester, Birmingham and the United States. She is an associate with Play for Progress, an organization that facilitates cultural exchange and music tuition for refugee teens. Before coming to London in 2016, Jill was an active performer and teacher whilst studying in Houston, Texas, receiving her BM (2014), and MM (2016), at Rice University with Ivo-Jan van der Werff. In Houston Jill regularly performed with Da Camera Houston and Mercury Ensemble.
During her studies she, as part of the Azure Quartet, received the silver medal at the 2013 United States MTNA National Chamber Music Competition. Jill has spent the past several summers at Verbier Festival, Lucerne Festival, Schleswig-Holstein, Spoleto, and Aspen, among others, and has soloed with the National Repertory Orchestra (USA).
She plays on a viola by Gary Garavaglia and a bow by Howard Green.