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Joshua Peckins, violinist

     Joshua Peckins, violinist, has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, from Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s Performing Arts Center. Having played chamber music and recitals in the United States, Vienna, Paris, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Japan, and Canada, he was also invited to give pedagogical lectures and solo performances in Japan – broadcast on national television.
     Truly an international musician and teacher, he has performed for the Austrian federal president (also broadcast on national television), performed on the Artist Series of the Bled Festival in Slovenia and at the Salzburg Festival, given a solo recital in the renowned Figaro Hall of Palace Pálffy (where Mozart himself presented his “The Marriage of Figaro”), and recorded a special scale system for the Vienna University of Music.
     Locally, Joshua is an active chamber musician, having performed with A Far Cry, Camerata New England, Music at Eden’s Edge, and Manchester Summer Chamber Music. He also plays at the New England Bach Festival at Marlboro every fall and is a member of the Boston Philharmonic and Bach Consort.  The current season include the Beethoven Concerto with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, solo lecture recitals featuring the music of Bach and Ysaye, and the Bach Concerto for two violins with the Bach Consort.
     First appearing as soloist with orchestra at age 11, Joshua has performed concerti and solo works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Sarasate, Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Vivaldi, and John Williams.
     Joshua is also a dedicated teacher of violin, viola and chamber music. He is on the faculty at the New England Conservatory Prep School and the Rivers Conservatory, and maintains a private studio in Arlington, MA. His students have come from the United States, Japan, England, Israel, Canada, Poland, Iran, and China, and have ranged from beginners to conservatory level students and performing professionals.
     Post.Grad Vienna University of Music, MM Yale School of Music, BM New England Conservatory. Violin and Chamber Music faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Rivers School Conservatory.

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