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Joshua Modney


Hailed as “superb” and “flamboyant” by the New York Times, violinist Joshua Modney has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. As a specialist in contemporary music, both notated and improvised, he is committed to presenting performances that make the music of our time enlightening for all concertgoers. Modney is violinist and personnel director for Wet Ink Ensemble, a founding member of Mivos Quartet, and also performs frequently with Signal and SEM Ensemble. He has recorded for Carrier, Tzadik, and New Amsterdam Records. Comfortable as a performer across many styles, Joshua has been featured as a soloist on repertoire ranging from Mozart to Schnittke, Zappa, and Ferneyhough, and has had several compositions dedicated to him, including works by Eric Wubbels, Matt Hough, and Robert Pierzak. Joshua graduated with a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Performance at Manhattan School of Music, and a B.M. in Violin Performance at Ithaca College.