John Haspel Gilbert
Violinist John Haspel Gilbert has been praised by legendary performers such as the late Josef Gingold ("I have great admiration for this superb violinist"), Glenn Dicterow ("Obviously we are dealing with a very high level of artistry"), Camilla Wicks, Arnold Steinhardt and the late Joseph Fuchs. An active soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator, he regularly performs throughout the United States, having appeared from coast to coast in prestigious venues from Weill Recital Hall in New York City, to Abravanel Hall in Santa Barbara (CA). In recent seasons he has performed concerti of Brahms, Bruch, Corigliano, Peter Fischer (World Premiere), Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Kurt Weill, and has been heard in broadcasts on National Public Radio. Recent international engagements have included performances in Brazil, France, Iceland, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Appointed to the faculty of the Texas Tech University School of Music as Artist-Performer and Professor of Violin in 1995, he is a sought after clinician and adjudicator and has been heard in concert in every major city in Texas. His students hold university positions and have won auditions with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (New Orleans), Memphis Symphony, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, and the Phoenix Symphony.
Gilbert is currently serving as concertmaster of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. He previously held this position with the Baton Rouge Symphony and Knoxville Symphony and has been a member of the faculty at the SMU Meadows School of Music, University of Memphis, and Hope College. Gilbert was the teaching assistant to Sally O'Reilly at both the University of Minnesota and Louisiana State University. Currently a member of the artist faculty member of the Green Mountain (VT) Summer Music School, his previous summer festival appearances have been at the Madeline Island (WI) Chamber Festival, Schlern (Italy) International Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival BRAVO! Summer String Institute, Eastern Music Festival, Heidelberg Castle Festival, Killington Music Festival, and the Spoleto Festival.
Gilbert's principal studies were under the tutelage of Sally O'Reilly and Charles Castleman. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota, the Yale University School of Music, and the Eastman School of Music, and has held fellowships at the Aspen Music School in both chamber music and orchestral performance. His chamber music coaches are current or former members of the Julliard, Tokyo, Cleveland, Fine Arts and Yale string quartets, and the Eastman and Rafael trios.
Mr. Gilbert may be heard on the Naxos and Innova labels. His recording of violin and piano duos by Herbert Howells, Benjamin Britten, and Ralph Vaughan Williams was released on the Centaur label in 2008.
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