Jolyon Pegis

Associate Principal Cello

Joe Hubach Chair


Cellist Jolyon Pegis is from Rochester NY.  He attended Indiana University and the University of Hartford and his principal teachers include Alan Harris, Gary Hoffman, and David Wells. Mr Pegis is a winner of the Artists International Awards in New York. He subsequently made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1990 and has since appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician across the country. As a champion of new music he has worked with composers such as Gunther Schuller, Lukas Foss, Eric Heckard, and Don Freund.  A dedicated teacher, he has served on the faculty of the D’Angelo School of Music at Mercyhurst College, the Hartt School of Music, and Southern Methodist University. Recent master classes include Baylor University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Georgia, SUNY Fredonia, the University of Toronto, Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music.  Jolyon was a member of the Arcadia Trio in residence at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival and has also been featured at the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival and the Anchorage Festival of the Arts. A frequent soloist with orchestra, he has appeared multiple times with the San Antonio Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Dallas Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, and the Chautauqua Symphony. Recent performances include the world premiere of the David Amram Double Concerto at the University of Michigan with subsequent performances with the Las Cruces Symphony and the Laredo Philharmonic as well as a performance of Don Quixote with the Chautauqua Symphony. Jolyon served as the San Antonio Symphony Principal Cellist from 1995-2000. He is currently an Associate Principal Cellist with the Dallas Symphony as well as Principal Cello of the Chautauqua Symphony and a member of the contemporary ensemble Voices of Change.