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Joshua Brown, age 16, is the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Laureate Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy, where he studies with Almita and Roland Vamos.
An award winner in the 2015 Cooper International Violin Competition in Ohio, Joshua had the honor of playing the Shostakovich Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra.
Joshua has won First Place in many competitions, including the MIC Young Artist Concerto Competition, the Luminarts High School Classical Music Competition, the Sejong Music Competition, and the Alexander and Bueno International String Competition, among many others.
Recently, Joshua received more awards than any other participant at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians held in Novosibirsk, Russia. Appropriately, he will perform the great Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky. The Strings will add the Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn and Schumann’s magnificent Fourth Symphony.
Highland Park High School
433 Vine, Highland Park
May 21, 2017
Fingals Cave ( The Hebrides) Overture, Op. 26
Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 35
Joshua Brown, Violin
Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
“Had he played from behind a curtain, you wouldn’t have believed that Joshua Brown…was only 15.”
– Cleveland Classical
“Brown was spellbinding...stunning...and on an Olympian level..Brown played with such assurance that it was easy to forget he was a young teenager.” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"What an unbelievably wonderful concert today. It was...a gift...to everyone there. I ...cannot say enough to describe it. Thank you for such a privilege to hear such incredible talent."
– Susan Olsen