Jeremy Constant, Assistant Concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony, came to the Orchestra in 1984 after having served in the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1980. A native of Toronto, he studied with Ivan Galamian at Juilliard and Itzhak Perlman at Brooklyn College, and in 1979 he won Grand Prize in the Du Maurier Competition in Canada. Mr. Constant serves as Concertmaster of both the Marin Symphony and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and is a founding member of the Navarro Trio. He has been a member of the Donatello String Quartet and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and served as concertmaster of the Mendocino Music Festival. Mr. Constant plays the 1700 ex-Heberlein-Taylor Stradivarius violin, which was donated to the San Francisco Symphony for his exclusive use. For more on Jeremy Constant, visit sfsymphony.org/jeremyconstant.