Violinist John Fadial, Assistant Concertmaster of the Eastern Festival Orchestra since 2000, has appeared on four continents as chamber musician, soloist and pedagogue, and his performances have been praised by the critics. "Sparkling Technique," L'Est Republicain "Wow! Great Stuff," The Washington Post. He has toured internationally for the US State Department as a United States Artistic Ambassador, and has served as Concertmaster of the North Carolina Opera, the Colorado Festival, the Menuhin Festival Orchestra of Saumur (France), the Heidelberg Schloss-Spiele (Germany), and Greensboro (NC) Symphony Orchestra (eighteen seasons). He has performed at: the Phillips Collection, the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center, the Salle Poirel (Nancy, France), the University of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Fadial has given recent master classes at prestigious institutions and universities around the globe including: the Eastern (US) and Mirecourt (France) Music Festivals, and the Universities of Paraiba (João Passoa, Brazil), Bahia (Salvador Brazil), Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma and the Interlochen Arts Academy. He currently maintains a large and talented violin class at the University of Wyoming. His students have won positions and competitions around the US, and have included four MTNA National Finalists. He holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Eastman School, and the University of Maryland where his teachers were Elaine Richey, Charles Castleman, and Arnold Steinhardt, respectively. As a recording artist he was a semifinalist for the Grammy Award for best Chamber Music Performance of 2007 for the CD Where Does Love Go: Chamber Music of Mark Engebretson on the Innova label; and in 2009 he released a disc of the Complete String Sextets of Johannes Brahms (RadioFrance) with the Stanislas Sextet of Nancy (France), of which he is a founding member. His disc of the Chamber Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was deemed "not to be missed" by American Record Guide; and he recently completed a recording of the Brahms Sonatas for the Centaur label. His disc of the Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon, produced in collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize winning composer was released on the Albany label in 2013. In 2016 Fadial has performed throughout France as a founding member of the Nancy based Stanislas Sextet in celebration of their 20th season. Concerts included the French premier of Gerard Schwarz Duos for Violin and Cello, and world premiers of new Sextets by Georges, Sauget and Fadial.
- John Fadial
- 1st Assistant Concertmaster
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