A native of Loveland, Colorado, Jeremy Kreutz was appointed a member of the Houston Symphony in 2020 by Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. He has been a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, Round Top Institute, National Youth Orchestra of the USA, and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, performing under conductors such as Marin Alsop, Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Larry Rachleff, David Robertson, and Robert Spano. He was also a two-time fellow at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival in Maine, where he worked closely with members of the Juilliard String Quartet. In the summer of 2017, he was invited to perform alongside members of the International Contemporary Ensemble as part of the Ojai Music Festival, premiering works by Vijay Iyer and Courtney Bryan.
Jeremy began learning the cello at age 11 in the local public school system, where his father conducted the orchestral program for 30 years. After earning his undergraduate degree at the Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with cellist Darrett Adkins, he completed his graduate studies under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig at the Rice University Shepherd School of Music. He considers community engagement an incredibly important aspect of his life, and has worked with public schools in Colorado, Ohio, Texas, and Illinois, as well as Colorado’s El Sistema program.