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Josh Henderson


Josh Henderson is a dynamic multi-faceted, cross-genre violinist. He is in high demand as a soloist with orchestra and chamber musician and has performed throughout the United States, Asia and Europe in venues that include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Der Gasteig in Munich, and Forbidden City Concert Hall of Beijing.

As a Classical musician, he has most recently performed as soloist with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, China Performing Arts Broadcasting Troupe, The Starling Chamber Orchestra, Accent X Festival Orchestra and Contemporaneous. He regularly tours with internationally renowned Mayhem Poets, Zahra Universe, Likwuid Stylez, WhaleBelly, the Moshe Hecht Band and the Alkali string ensemble.

He has additionally built a reputation in the Rock, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Country-Fiddle genres where he plays both acoustic and electric violin. He has performed popular artists such as Chris Brown, The Sugar Hill Gang, Sufjan Stevens, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, and members of Deer Hoof and The Eagles.

Josh received his formative education at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (B.M.) under the direction of Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus and at New York University (M.M.) with Prof. Naoko Tanaka as a Walter Reinhold Scholar. Recently, Mr. Henderson has been named as music director for the Emmy award-winning Nuttin' But Stringz creator Damien Escobar and appeared at 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball honoring Barack Obama.

In 2004 he performed the world premiered of Trevor Weston’s The People Could Fly under the composer’s supervision at The Kennedy Center.