Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky

The Blanche Martin Shaw Chair

Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky is the Acting Principal Second Violinist of the North Carolina Symphony and on the violin faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to North Carolina, she was a member of the Charleston Symphony and an adjunct professor of violin at the College of Charleston. She has been a featured soloist with the North Carolina Symphony and the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, received first prize and the audience choice award at the South Carolina Philharmonic Competition, and was honored with the Russell Award at the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena.

This past spring, Ms. Wolborsky was featured at the National Gallery of Art with the NCS Trio where she performed the complete Beethoven String Trios. She has performed for Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel in Chicago, the late Itzhak Rabin’s family in Jaffa, Israel, and in 2001, for the Vice President of the United States and other high government officials in Washington, D.C. She has spent past summers at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland; on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro; in the Chautauqua Symphony in New York; and at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut, the Steans Institute for Young Artists in Illinois, the Rome Festival in Italy, the Thessaloniki Festival in Greece, Keshet Eilon in Israel, and the Weathersfield Music Festival in Vermont. She was invited by the Verbier Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra on separate occasions to tour several European countries with Joshua Bell, James Levine, and the late Mstislav Rostropovich. She has also worked with Kurt Masur; with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, and Cleveland String Quartets; and with Yuri Bashmet, Bill Preucil, Claude Frank, Miriam Fried, and Joseph Silverstein.

Ms. Wolborsky received her bachelor’s degree in music from the Oberlin Conservatory, with renowned professors Roland and Almita Vamos, and her master’s degree in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, under the tutelage of distinguished professor Donald Weilerstein. She received her Suzuki teacher training at the Cleveland Institute of Music and has been a private teacher for more than 20 years.