In 1996, at the age of 26, violinist Alexander Kerr was appointed Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. After nine years at that post, he left to assume the Jack and Linda Gill Chair Professorship at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In addition to his teaching responsibilities in Bloomington, he maintains a busy concert schedule appearing with orchestras, in recital, and chamber music performances throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. In 2008 he began his tenure as Principal Guest Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and in September 2011, he assumed his role as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Mr. Kerr has performed at festivals in Aspen, Santa Fe, Caramoor, La Jolla, Stavanger, and throughour Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. He has recently launched a collaboration with cellist Eric Kim and the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation, showcasing the talent at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Mr. Kerr began his studies at age seven with members of the National Symphony Orchestra. He went on to study at The Juilliard School and at The Curtis Institute of Music where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1992.