Jude Ziliak is a violinist specialized in historical performance practices. He is an American Fellow of the English Concert, and a member of the American Bach Soloists, Clarion Music Society, Sonnambula, and New Vintage Baroque. He has also performed with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants at the Festival dans les Jardins de William Christie, and with Musica Angelica, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, Gotham Chamber Opera, New York Baroque Incorporated, and Concert Royal.
Ziliak studied the modern violin with Bayla Keyes at Boston University, Dona Lee Croft at the Royal College of Music, and Kenneth Goldsmith at Rice University. He subsequently studied baroque violin at The Juilliard School, where his teachers were Monica Huggett and Cynthia Roberts. He has served as concertmaster under Richard Egarr (Britten-Pears), Jordi Savall (Juilliard415), and Andrew Litton (National Orchestral Institute), and for R.B. Schlather's pioneering Alcina at WhiteBox Art Center. Raised in Sewanee, Tennessee, Ziliak resides in New York City, where he teaches at the Special Music School and Lucy Moses School.