Violinist Jeffrey Ellenberger has performed as a soloist and orchestral musician throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with the New York City Opera, Greenwich Symphony, American Classical Orchestra, New Haven Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Jupiter Symphony, and Acadian Chamber Players among others. The field of popular music has found him working with Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Andrea Bocelli as well as Broadway shows Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in violin studying with Erick Friedman, and his Masters in conducting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, working with Kynan Johns. Other conducting teachers include David Gilbert and Jens Nyygard. He has taught at Rutgers University, Brooklyn Conservatory, Ridgewood Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division, and with the Inter-schools Orchestras. Jeffrey is the concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Bar Harbor Festival Orchestra, celebrating its 51st season, and also conducts the New York Mandolin Orchestra, now in its 92nd year.