Jory Lane


Colorado Springs, CO

Eastman School of Music, Bachelor of Music & Performer’s Certificate, 2023
The Juilliard School, Master of Music, 2025

Jory Lane is a violinist and multi-instrumentalist from Colorado Springs, CO. Jory has studied the violin for 20 years, and has won numerous performance competitions and awards, including the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition and Eastman Violin Concerto Competition, as well as the fourth prize in the Walnut Valley Festival National Mandolin Championship. He has served as concertmaster for orchestras across the country, with tours to Japan, Germany, England, Amsterdam, Scotland, Prague, Australia, and New Zealand. In May 2023, Jory performed in APM’s Performance Today Young Artist in Residency program. Jory holds a Bachelor’s degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music under Renée Jolles, and this fall he will begin his MM at Juilliard under Laurie Smukler.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I like clowns. Jaunty, jangly little fellows 🙂

Name three of your favorite composers:
Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Laying on the ground in the sun and cooking.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
How out of shape I am while biking to rehearsal in Breckenridge 🥴