Jared Maucotel began violin at the age of 4 with the help of his mother. He always had a love of performing, especially the romantic repertoire, and by age 15, he determined to make violin his career, learning from great teachers like Simon James, Jan Coleman, and Hiro David. Jared began studying at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014, studying with great mentors and professors including as Brian Lewis, Sandy Yamamoto, and John Largess. Jared graduated with both his Bachelor’s degree in in 2020, and his Master’s degree in 2022, both in violin performance. He has performed in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Kansas, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Mexico, and Italy, including a concerto performance with orchestra in Fairbanks. He has studied with many prestigious artists such as David Kim, Giora Schmidt, and Philippe Quint. Maucotel is the third place Senior Division winner of the Simon-Fiset Violin Competition, and the first prizewinner of the international Masters of Concerto Competition. He placed 2nd place in the international American Protegé Violin Competition and performed in Carnegie Hall December of 2021. He plays on a 1909 Silvestre et Maucotel Violin from Paris, France.