Jeanne Skrocki is the assistant concertmaster of Pacific Symphony and concertmaster of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra. She was concertmaster of the Opera Pacific orchestra for 12 years. A native of Los Angeles, she began her training with her mother, Bonnie Bell, and then studied with Manuel Compinsky of the famed Compinsky Trio. Skrocki made her solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 14 and, at only 17 years old, was awarded a full scholarship to study with legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz in his master class at USC. Skrocki is a member of the prestigious faculty at the Jascha Heifetz Symposium held at Connecticut College each June. Locally, Skrocki frequently performs at the La Jolla Summerfest, as a member of the California Quartet and in collaboration with local jazz guitarist Peter Sprague. Skrocki has recorded with Pacific Symphony, numerous chamber ensemble groups and on hundreds of motion picture soundtracks. Highlights include working with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma on John Williams’ score for the movie Memoirs of a Geisha and with Hilary Hahn on James Newton Howard’s score for The Village. Skrocki is an enthusiastic teacher and is an artist in residence at the University of Redlands with a full violin studio and responsibility for the strings chamber music program. Skrocki has a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.