Biography

Violinist Hal Grossman has been hailed by critics for his "tremendous virtuosic technique" and "outstanding artistic sense". As concerto soloist, he has appeared with American, European and Canadian orchestras including the Rochester Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, Polish Sinfonietta, the Illinois, Lima, Guelph and Battle Creek symphonies. Grand Award Winner of the Lima Young Artist Competition and Silver Medalist of the International Stulberg Competition, Mr. Grossman also received First Prize Awards at the prestigious International Cleveland Quartet Competition and the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. He has performed for their Royal Highnesses, Prince Charles and Princess Diana and his New York Debut at Carnegie Hall received exceptional reviews from the New York Times. Recital appearances have taken him throughout North America and Europe. In the United States he has also been heard on National Public Radio, WQXI-New York, and WFMT-Chicago.

Mr. Grossman has served as Concertmaster of the Echternach Festival Orchestra in Luxembourg, the lllinois, Boise, Lansing and SaginawBay symphonies. He has been featured at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Evian (France), Orfeo (Italy), Aspen, Lancaster, Breckenridge, Fontana, Great Lakes, Manitou, and Garth Newel music festivals. As First Violinist of the Oxford String Quartet, he performed throughout the United States and Europe and recorded several new works for string quartet.

Mr. Grossman holds music performance degrees from the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music. His primary studies were with Paul Makanowitzky and Sylvia Rosenberg and, in master class, with Isaac Stern, Alexander Schneider, and Charles Treger. Mr. Grossman is Associate Professor of Violin at The University of Oklahoma and on the violin faculty at the Aria International Summer Academy. He was formerly on the violin faculty at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and Miami University. Mr. Grossman's students can be found in every major music conservatory in the nation including Curtis, Juilliard, New England, and San Francisco.