Tracy Silverman is an Adjunct Instructor of Music (Commercial violin) at the Belmont University School of Music.
Mr. Silverman graduated from the Juilliard School, where he was a protégé of the legendary teacher Ivan Galamian. He also studied chamber music with Sam Rhodes of the Juilliard Quartet and Lewis Kaplan of the Aeolian Chamber Players. Mr. Silverman has served on the faculty of Macalester College in St. Paul and University of Minnesota's MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis and has led master classes and workshops at Stanford University, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hochschule fur die Kunste in Bremen and other venues in Germany, and Brazil.
A recording artist and composer, Tracy Silverman has performed, recorded and toured with a who's who of the new music, jazz and pop/rock fields and has been heralded by the BBC as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin”. Equally at home in concert halls and clubs, he has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to CBGB’s and on national TV and radio.
Pulitzer prize winning composer John Adams recently wrote the electric violin concerto “The Dharma at Big Sur” specifically for Tracy, inspired by his unique 6-string electric violin. Premiered by Tracy at the gala opening of the LA Philharmonic's new Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2003, he has since performed it at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, in Brussles and elsewhere and recorded it with the BBC Symphony for Nonesuch Records. Silverman's own Electric Violin Concerto has been choreographed by Henrique Rodovolho and the Bale Teatro Guaira and has been lauded as "the ideal piece for today’s symphony." Tracy has toured and recorded with composer Terry Riley, was first violinist with the Turtle Island String Quartet, has produced and toured extensively with pianist Jim Brickman and is a featured artist on over 20 Windham Hill Collections. Billboard called Silverman’s 1999 self-produced release, Trip to the Sun, “the most adventurous Windham Hill album ever." Silverman is continually touring in the US and internationally as a solo performer and in various collaborations. You can listen to excerpts of Tracy's many CD's at www.TracySilverman.com