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Joshua Modney, Violin

Josh Modney is a violinist, violist and improviser dedicated to performing contemporary music, collaborating closely with composers on new work over extended time periods, and exploring innovative interpretations of the standard repertoire. Josh is violinist and Executive Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a unique collection of composers, improvisers, and interpreters dedicated to making adventurous music, and a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). A “superb violinist” and “new-music luminary” hailed for “brash, energetic performances” (The New York Times), Josh has performed at festivals and concert series across four continents, presented hundreds of premieres, and worked closely with major figures including Mathias Spahlinger, Helmut Lachenmann, George Lewis, Christian Wolff, and Peter Ablinger. Deep collaboration with composers is a focus of Josh’s activities, and he has developed new large-scale work with composers including Kate Soper, Alex Mincek, Eric Wubbels, Sam Pluta, and Rick Burkhardt, among others. Josh has presented masterclasses and workshops at institutions including Columbia University, Duke University, Smith College, Amherst College, Hannover Hochschule (DE), and the Royal Academy of Music (UK), among many others, is a member of the performance faculty at the Special Music School (NYC), and works with the students of Face The Music at the Kaufman Center. For more information, please visit www.joshmodney.com.

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