Violinist Jeffrey Multer was appointed concertmaster to the Florida Orchestra in 2006 where he currently holds the Suzette and Monroe Berkman chair. Among his many musical posts, Multer has served as first violinist of the critically acclaimed Elements Quartet, whose New York series was named Best Classical Music Event of 2003 by The Washington Post. Multer has appeared as soloist and recitalist at Lincoln Center in New York, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Rudolphinium in Prague, and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Gallery in Washington, DC.
Among his diverse chamber music activities, Multer serves as artistic director of chamber music at the Eastern Music Festival in residence at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition he has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Great Lakes Festival in Detroit and he has served as first violinist of the Oxford String Quartet and as a member of Leon Fleisher's Kennedy Center Theater Chamber Players. Past concertmaster appointments include the Colorado Symphony, Breckenridge Music Institute in Colorado, Washington Concert Opera, and Echternacht Festival in Luxembourg.
Multer began violin studies at age 5. At 16, he moved to New York City to continue studies at The Juilliard School, where he was the recipient of a Lincoln Center Fellowship. He studied under Arnold Steinhardt and Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet and Shmuel Ashkenasi of the Vermeer Quartet. Multer has recorded for Albany and Naxos records.
In addition to his post with The Florida Orchestra, Multer currently serves as concertmaster and head of violin faculty at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina. He taught at Juilliard pre-college from 2000 to 2006.