Garfield Jackson was born in London and studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music. He has been a member of the Endellion String Quartet since it’s foundation in 1979, celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2019. The Quartet has appeared worldwide, gives regular high profile series in London, broadcasts for the BBC and has for 20 years been resident at the University of Cambridge. A large and varied list of recordings include a Beethoven cycle for Warner Classics.
As a soloist Garfield has appeared at the Southbank Centre, the Barbican and Wigmore Hall. As a chamber musician he has appeared with many international artists, including members of the Amadeus Quartet, Steven Isserlis and Joshua Bell, and continues to perform concerts with a wide variety of ensembles.
Jackson currently teaches viola at the Royal Academy of Music and chamber music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of
Music (FRAM) in 2002.