Originally from Edmonton, Jacob Gramit is currently living in Vancouver, having just completed a Master’s Degree in Early Music from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. While in the Netherlands, he studied with Pascal Bertin, Peter Kooij, Michael Chance, Dorothee Mields, Robin Blaze, and Lenie van den Heuvel. Highlights of his time abroad included projects with Charles Toet, Mike Fentross, Kathryn Cok, a tour of Bach’s B Minor Mass (with performances in America and the Netherlands) under Ton Koopman, and both preparing the edition and performing in Michael Chance’s production of Cavalli’s Giasone.
After graduating from the University of British Columbia (BMus, 2012), Jacob sang for three seasons with professional vocal ensemble musica intima (of which he is currently the General Manager), as well singing with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir (where he is currently the artistic director of the Summer Festival of Sacred Music). Committed to the growth of the Early Music community in the Pacific Northwest, he has performed as a soloist with the Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Program at UBC under Alexander Weimann, both in concerts at UBC and presented by Early Music Vancouver. As a chorister, he has performed under Weimann on several occasions, both in Canada with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and abroad with Capella Amsterdam and Holland Baroque, and was selected to participate in a performance of Spem in alium with the Tallis Scholars (under Peter Philips), presented by Carnegie Hall.