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James Garlick

Guest Musician

JAMES GARLICK teaches violin at Macalester College and performs regularly with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. With violist Richard O’Neill, James is Artistic Director of Music on the Strait, a new chamber music festival in rural Washington State. He has performed concerti from Tchaikovsky to Piazzolla with orchestras including the Northwest Sinfonietta, Everett Philharmonic, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Cascade Symphony, and Philharmonia Northwest. This season he returns to the symphony orchestras of Medellin, Colombia and Port Angeles, WA, performing works by Ravel and Dvorak.

James earned degrees in violin performance from Oberlin Conservatory and neuroscience from Oberlin College as well as a graduate degree from The Juilliard School. He recently completed three seasons as a full-time member of the violin section of the Minnesota Orchestra and has served as concertmaster for Orchestra Prometheus Chicago, the Amarillo Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, Cascade Symphony, Bellevue Philharmonic, and others. James previously taught violin at St. Olaf College and performs on a 1991 Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife Emily and two-year-old Arthur.