James Garlick
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Violinist James Garlick has been hailed by critics as an "up and coming virtuoso" and his 2009 recital with pianist Judith Cohen was named by The Gathering Note as one of the ten "Best Concerts of 2009". He is increasingly in demand as a concerto soloist, recitalist, concertmaster and chamber musician.

Mr Garlick made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut performing the Saint-Saens Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso to a packed house in the Isaac Stern Auditorium. He has performed concerti with many orchestras, including the Northwest Sinfonietta, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Cascade Symphony, Octava Chamber Orchestra and Port Angeles Symphony. This season's highlights include the Brahms Double Concerto with Joshua Roman and the Everett Philharmonic and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Philharmonia Northwest. James won the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Solo Competition, and advanced as a semifinalist in the Stradivarius International Violin Competition where he was one of fifteen competitors from around the world.

Mr Garlick is the new violinist of the critically acclaimed Onyx Chamber Players and frequently performs as Concertmaster of the Northwest Sinfonietta. He has also served as co-concertmaster of the conductorless Juilliard Chamber Orchestra and Oberlin Orchestras. A champion of music of our time, Mr Garlick has worked closely with composers such as Steve Reich, Olga Neuwirth, Sir Harrison Birtwhistle and many others. He is a member of NYC-based AXIOM and has performed as concertmaster of the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Mimesis Ensemble, and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Mr Garlick earned dual degrees from Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory in both violin performance and neuroscience. He studied with Gregory Fulkerson at Oberlin and Paul Kantor at the Aspen Music Festival. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree at the Juilliard School as a student of Sylvia Rosenberg and Stephen Clapp. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, sailing and long-distance running.