Jarod Vermette joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) as Principal Trombone in 1996 at the age of 20. He has performed Frank Martin’s Ballade during the 1997 subscription series and Derek Bourgeois’ Concerto in 2002. In 2012 Vermette performed John Mackey’s Harvest Concerto with the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia and Roland Szentpali’s Trombone Scenes with the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Brass and Percussion Ensemble.
Vermette has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta (Guest Principal), Kyushu Symphony (Guest Principal), Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Bach Choir. He was a Tanglewood Music Center fellow in 1995 and 1996, as well as a former member of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra (Charleston) and the New England Philharmonic.
A native of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, Vermette began his trombone studies with Steven Podgorski at age ten and soon won the Western Massachusetts Young People’s Symphony Concerto Competition. He later performed with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Orchestra and continued his studies at the New England Conservatory and Boston University with Norman Bolter and Ronald Baron.
Currently, Vermette teaches trombone at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Baptist University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also performs as a member of the HK Phil Brass Quintet. He lives in Discovery Bay with his wife Rachael, a violinist in the HK Phil.