Violinist Joshua Brown
Praised for his “soulful and sensitive” playing as well as his “addictive and shimmering” sound, American violinist Joshua Brown is being warmly embraced by audiences and critics around the globe.
In 2019, at the age of nineteen, Joshua won the Tenth International Violin Competition of Leopold Mozart in Augsburg, Germany, securing the First Prize, “Mozart” Prize, the Audience Award, the Chairman of the Jury Special Prize, the Kronberg Academy Special Prize, and the CD Production Special Prize. Additionally, in 2022, Joshua was named a prize winner of the 11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
Other competition victories include the Cooper International Violin Competition (Second Prize and the Audience Award) and the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians held in Novosibirsk, Russia (the Audience Award, Special Prize, the Academy of Arts Golden Medal, and the Siberian Academy of Arts Talent Award).
Following his solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of fifteen, Joshua has gone on to perform regularly with orchestras in the United States and Europe (including Munich Radio Orchestra, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, and Rockford Symphony Orchestra, among many others).
Joshua has performed at concert halls on three continents, including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, both Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York City, Severence Hall in Cleveland, Ohio, Symphony Center in Chicago, Arnold Katz State Concert Hall in Novosibirsk, Russia, Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and Kongress Hall in Augsburg, Germany.
A recipient of the Stradivari Society of Chicago, Joshua plays on a 1679 Pietro Guarneri violin from Cremona. As a full-scholarship recipient, Joshua earned his Bachelor of Music and is currently pursuing his Master of Music with Donald Weilerstein at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC).