Inspired by a vision of music as a tool for healing and gathering, violist Jack Mobley creates interdisciplinary performances to encourage people to hear art and see music in new ways.
As someone who strives to offer audiences a unique and memorable experience, Jack is constantly searching for ways to disrupt and evolve the definition of a modern-day ‘classical’ musician. He does so by embracing diverse musical and life experiences, allowing them to shape his artistic and professional aspirations.
During his tenured career as a student, Jack studied in Paris, co-piloted an LGBTQ student group and played in hundreds of performances. While studying at the New England Conservatory, he found inspiration in his peers, his teacher Cathy Basrak and the local museums and gallery spaces. As a result, he forged a network of Boston-based artists and musicians which has led to performances with A Far Cry, Palaver Strings and a residency in Boston-based A R E A Gallery, where he works with owner David Guerra to create cross-pollinated events which combine visual art and music.
He has spent summers studying at Tanglewood, Spoleto and Aspen Music festivals and while living in Paris during the 2015 terror attacks, he organized a peaceful and unified musical response to the tragedy performance comprised of exchange students from around the world. After returning from Paris, he began performing as a regular substitute with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The highlight of this experience was a three-week marathon of Brahms' entire symphonic repertoire and the release of Brahms’ symphonies on the Detroit Symphony’s record label.
Outside of music, Jack enjoys letting his curiosity roam free by traveling, biking around Boston, appreciating beautiful architecture and spending time with those he loves.