Gregory Perrin, Principal Viola

Gregory Perrin enjoys a versatile career as an orchestral and chamber musician. Currently a member of the Miami City Ballet Opus One Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera, and South West Florida Symphony Orchestra, he is also acting Principal Viola of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has performed with The Florida Orchestra, Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera, and Sarasota Orchestra. 

In 2012, Gregory performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble during the Rochester Organ Initiative Festival. In the same year, he and pianist, Michael Noble, performed together in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall and was loaned the “May-Jaquet” Stradivarius for the occasion. He has also been a guest artist at the Lake George Music Festival for multiple seasons and has participated in the Saint Augustine Music Festival. Gregory has written for Strings Magazine with his article “Remembering Violinist and Pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin”, published in 2012. 

Gregory is a founding member of The Noble Trio with pianist Michael Noble and, his wife, flutist Teresa Villalobos Perrin. The trio debuted to a sold out audience in 2017 at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre in Rancho Mirage, California. 

A devoted teacher, Gregory taught students of all ages at the Eastman Community Music School, where he also conducted the New Horizons Orchestra. As a teaching assistant at Florida State University, he taught music majors and minors in private and chamber music settings. During the 2017-18 school year, Gregory mentored and taught at U.B. Kinsey Elementary School in West Palm Beach. He was a Guest Viola Faculty at the 2018 Miami ViolaFest where he gave a masterclass at the New World School of the Arts. Most recently, he gave a masterclass at Jacksonville University. 

Gregory began his musical studies on violin at the age of 12 and later earned degrees in both viola and violin. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music from Florida State University, and a Professional Performer’s Certificate from Lynn Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers include Ralph Fielding, Corinne Stillwell, Eliot Chapo, and Zvi Zeitlin. In addition, Gregory also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Rochester.