Jeffrey Louis Lehmberg has been a bassist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 2007. He also served as Principal Bass of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Besides his classical work, Jeff is also a free-lance jazz bassist, having played with almost all of the prominent jazz musicians in Hong Kong.
He has taught double bass in private and group settings to students from age eight up through adulthood. He has taught at Diocesan Girls’ School and at Hong Kong International School.
Jeff was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, and grew up in the state of Kansas. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Columbia University in New York while studying at the Juilliard School with Homer Mensch. After teaching primary and secondary school in Los Angeles as a member of Teach for America, Jeff returned to New York to study double bass performance at Mannes College of Music with Homer Mensch and Marji Danilow. While studying at Mannes, he also played in jazz ensembles at The New School in New York.
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