John Fadial

John Fadial
Violin I
Associate Concertmaster
John Fadial
Photo credit: Wayne Reich

Known for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing” (Peter Burwasser, Fanfare), violinist JOHN FADIAL has been assistant concertmaster of Eastern Music Festival since 1999. He performs as violinist of Helios Piano Trio and concertmaster of Promusica Colorado Chamber Orchestra and served as concertmaster of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra for eighteen seasons. Fadial concertizes on an international scale, having shared the chamber music stage with violinists Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Elmar Oliveira, and Julia Fischer; violists John Graham and Victoria Chang; cellists Lynn Harrell and Bernard Greenhouse; and pianists Menahem Pressler, Garrick Ohlsson and Jon Nakamatsu, and the Stanislas Sextet (France). He has recorded for the Naxos, Albany, and Innova labels, and his recent disc of the complete Brahms Sonatas (Centaur) with English pianist Andrew Harley (head of Collaborative Piano, Eastman School) has received critical acclaim, “Five stars: Extraordinary music-making, truly visionary.” (Jerry Dubins, Fanfare). He holds degrees from North Carolina School of the Arts, the Eastman School, and the University of Maryland, and his teachers have included Joseph Silverstein (concertmaster, Boston Symphony), Arnold Steinhardt (first violin, Guarneri String Quartet), and Charles Castleman. He serves as Professor at the University of Wyoming, where he teaches Violin, Chamber Music, and Historical Performance Practice.

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