Hal Grossman

 Violinist Hal Grossman has been enthusiastically acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for his "vibrant tone" and "superb technique". Grand Award Winner of the Lima Young Artist Competition and Silver Medalist of the International Stulberg String Competition, Mr. Grossman also received First Prize Awards at the prestigious International Cleveland Quartet Competition and the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. His New York Debut at Carnegie Hall received exceptional reviews from the New York Times. He was invited to perform for their Royal Highnesses, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, in a CBC television and radio broadcast. 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 served as the Concertmaster of the Estranach Festival Orchestra in Luxembourg, a position he has also held with the Illinois Philharmonic, the Boise Philharmonic, the Lansing Symphony and the SaginawBay Symphony Orchestra. He has been featured at the Casals (Puerto Rico), Evian (France), Orfeo (Italy), InterHarmony (Germany) music festivals and, in the continental U.S., the Aspen, Lancaster, Breckenridge, Fontana, Great Lakes, Marrowstone, Manitou, and Garth Newel music festivals.

An outgrowth of Mr. Grossman's teaching is the development of The Grossman Method© and its course Creating the Healthy Musician: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Violin and Viola Mastery, a unique teaching system that addresses musicians' health and performance issues within the applied lesson structure. Mr. Grossman, who earned his Yoga Ed. certification, combines his knowledge of Yoga, Feldenkrais Method® and Alexander Technique to create The Grossman Method's Creating the Healthy Musician and its workshops; No Pain, ALL GAIN: A Healthy Way to Stretch and Play and the Breathe Your Way to Better Playing. The Grossman Method© has an international presence and has been used by leading performing artists and teachers.

Mr. Grossman is Associate Professor of Violin at The University of Louisville and on the violin faculty at the Aria International Summer Music Academy and the Marrowstone Music Festival. He was formerly on the violin faculties at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Miami University and the University of Oklahoma.