Dr. John Fadial


Professor, Violin Studio
PA 2009
(307) 766-5242 | jfadial@uwyo.edu

Violinist John Fadial serves as Professor of Violin at the University of Wyoming. At the age of eleven, he performed for President Gerald Ford and since has appeared around the globe as chamber musician, soloist and pedagogue. His performances have been praised by the critics. “Sparkling Technique,” L’Est Republicain “Wow! Great Stuff,” The Washington Post. He has toured internationally for the US State Department as a United States Artistic Ambassador, and has served as Concertmaster of the North Carolina Opera, the Colorado Festival, ProMusica Colorado, the Menuhin Festival Orchestra of Saumur (France), the Heidelberg Schloss-Spiele (Germany), and Greensboro (NC) Symphony Orchestra (eighteen seasons). Fadial has given performances and master classes at prestigious institutions and universities around the globe, including recent engagements as Visiting Guest Artist at Arizona State University, the University of South Carolina, Interlochen Arts Academy, the French National Conservatory of Nancy, France; Beifan University in Yinchuan, China; and the Conservatory of Oviedo, Spain. He serves on the artist faculty of the Eastern Music Festival, as Assistant Concertmaster, violinist of the Eastern Chamber players, and director of the Violin Internship Program at EMF with Maestro Gerard Schwarz. He is violinist of the University of Wyoming’s resident Summit Chamber Players and Helios Trio. He has held professorships at West Virginia University and the University of North Carolina, and his students have won teaching and concertmaster positions from Brazil to Broadway, from Colorado to the Carolinas, and include four MTNA National Finalists, from multiple US regions.

Fadial has appeared in concert on the stages of the Aspen, Banff, Bowdoin, Brevard, Colorado, Eastern, Grand Marais and Sarasota summer festivals, and has performed in venues from France’s Salle Poirel to the Smithsonian Museum and Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. He has shared the chamber music stage with: violinists Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Ray Chen and Martin Beaver; violists John Graham, Nogatula Ngwenyama and Roger Tapping; cellists Astrid Schween, Alban Gerhardt, Bernard Greenhouse and Lynn Harrell; and pianists Jon Nakamatsu, Joseph Kalichstein, Garrick Ohlssohn, and Bella Davidovich, among others. He has received critical acclaim for live NPR broadcasts performances of the great, symphonic concertmaster solos, including: Brahms Symphony No.1, Dvorak G major, Dvorak Cello Concerto, Mahler Symphonies 3 and 4, Puccini La Bohême, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, Richard Strauss Til Eulenspiegel, Ein Heldenleben, Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Capriccio, and Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnole, Russian Easter Overture, and Scheherazade. Recent Seasons have included performances of Bach, Sibelius, Brahms, Bruch, and Lee Actor Violin Concertos and well as the Vivaldi Four Seasons and complete Brandenburg Concerti of J.S. Bach.

As a recording artist he was a semifinalist for the Grammy Award for best Chamber Music Performance of 2007 for the CD Where Does Love Go: Chamber Music of Mark Engebretson on the Innova label; and in 2009 he released a disc of the Complete String Sextets of Johannes Brahms (RadioFrance) with the Stanislas Sextet of Nancy (France), of which he is a founding member. His disc of the Chamber Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with English pianist Andrew Harley was deemed “not to be missed” by American Record Guide; and he and the duo recently completed a recording of the Brahms Sonatas for the Centaur label. His disc of the Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon, produced in collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize winning composer was released on the Albany label in 2013. In 2016 Fadial embarked on a recording project of string sextet repertoire with the Nancy-based Stanislas Sextet in celebration of their 20th season. Discs released so far include world premier recordings of new Sextets by Georges, Sauget and Fadial on the Forgotten Records label. Dr. Fadial holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland. His teachers have included Jerry Lucktenberg, Elaine Richey, Charles Castleman, Arnold Steinhardt, Zoltan Szekely and Joseph Silverstein. Mentors have included Jan DeGaetani, members of the Beaux Arts Trio, and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard and Guarneri String Quartets.


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Department of Music

University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242

Fax: (307) 766-5326

Email: musicdpt@uwyo.edu

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