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Josh Henderson

Music Artist Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Josh Henderson is enjoying a multi-faceted career as a cross-genre violinist, violist, and composer. As a classical soloist, he has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, China Performing Arts Broadcasting Troupe, Starling Chamber Orchestra, Accent X Festival Orchestra, Colour of Music Festival Orchestra, Bard Conductors Festival Orchestra, Colour of Music Virtuosi, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, Harlem Chamber Players, Contemporaneous, New-Gen Orchestra of Curacao, Ensemble Du Monde, and the CCM Showcase Orchestra and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, and The Forbidden City Concert Hall of Beijing. As a founding member of the cross-genre ensemble Warp Trio, Henderson has led the group on hundreds of concerts and university residencies throughout the United States, as well as on international tours.

Carving out a reputation in Jazz, Rock, Hip-Hop, and Country-Fiddle for his dynamic performances, Henderson has served as music director for the Emmy Award-winning Damien Escobar (of Nuttin' But Stringz), and in this role has performed at a number of events across the globe, including a performance at the 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball hosted by Russell Simmons and honoring Barack Obama. Other band-leader positions include serving as music director to pop singer Zahra Universe on her South Korean tour and to the spoken word artist LikWUid Stylez. A sought-after freelance musician in New York City, Henderson has performed, recorded, and collaborated with popular artists such as Chris Brown, Bilal, Solange, The Sugar Hill Gang, David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Courtney Love, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Palmer, Mirah, Amine, Angel Olsen, Jherek Bischoff, and members of bands such as Beirut, Deer Hoof, Blue Oyster Cult, and The Eagles.

As a composer, Henderson has written for films and had several chamber works performed, including a Carnegie Hall premiere of A Bird Fell Today. Additional works include a full-length ballet for Caliince Dance company, which premiered at Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in 2012; a viola concerto, which he premiered in 2014 with the Chelsea Symphony; and a co-written Triple Concerto for Warp Trio, premiered in 2017 with the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra.

Henderson studied at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus and at NYU Steinhardt with Prof. Naoko Tanaka.