Jason Duckles

Specialty: Instructor, cello

Jason Duckles has an active life as a soloist and chamber musician. Jason has received numerous awards for his chamber collaboration, such as grand prize in the Concert Artists Guild Competition and top prize in the Munich ARD International Competition. He has toured throughout Asia, Europe and the United States as a member of the Amelia Piano Trio, Avalon String Quartet, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and as the cellist for the Mark Morris Dance Group.

Currently residing in Corvallis, Oregon, Jason is the conductor of the Eugene Youth Orchestra as well as teaching at Willamette University and Oregon State University. He has previously taught at Wesleyan University and Connecticut College.

The Amelia Trio maintains a busy performance schedule, which has brought them throughout North America and Europe. Recently, National Public Radio invited the trio to spend a week in their headquarters in Washington D.C. as a young ensemble in residence..

Dedicated to music of our time, Jason has commissioned works from many composers, including Pulitzer Prize Winner John Harbison. Jason is a recipient of Chamber Music America’s ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and can be heard on the labels Sony, Naxos, Channel Classics, and Cedille Records.