Originally from Mumbai, India, Jamshed Turel received his Bachelors and Masters of Music in violin performance, computer science and music theory from Indiana University.
At age thirteen he was the youngest player admitted to the Bombay Chamber Orchestra, and in 1994 he became the youngest concertmaster of the Bombay Players Orchestra. He has subsequently been invited to guest lead orchestras in New York, Chicago, Houston, Dubai, Toronto, the Bahamas and London, as well as having performed as a soloist in several concerts across North America, Europe and Asia.
Jamshed’s performance experience has extended to musical theatre, where he has performed for several Broadway and touring productions, including Beauty and the Beast, South Pacific, Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera. Combining his musical theatre experience and passion for working with youth, Jamshed is a music professor at Mohawk College and currently serves as the music director for Burlington Student Theatre in Burlington, ON.