A native of New York City, Jason Mellow began playing violin at the age of 4. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College of Music in New York, and in 2013 completed a Master of Music degree from Indiana University with a Dean’s Scholarship and a Music Merit Award. His teachers have included Professor Mark Kaplan and Dr. Ann Setzer. An avid performer of new music, Jason has participated in various ensembles, including the Mannes Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Holographic New Music Project, and he was awarded the Prix d’Interprétation Composition from the Fontainebleau School in France for the mastery of world premiere performances of new music.
Since returning to New York, Jason has maintained a busy freelance career as a violinist and violist. He was most recently a member of the orchestra for both the New York Spring Spectacular and the 2014 Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, and is a substitute violist at American Ballet Theater and Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera. Since 2014 he has also been on the faculty of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's “Music Partners Program”. Jason has been a member of The Chelsea Symphony since 2013, and can be seen with other members of TCS in Amazon Studios' Mozart in the Jungle.