Joseph Genualdi, violin
Joseph Genualdi is Professor of Violin at UMKC Conservatory. Previously he has held the rank of full professor at California State University – Northridge, University of Oregon, and DePaul University. He has also taught at Yale University and North Carolina School of the Arts.
Mr. Genualdi has taught during summers at Kneisel Hall, The Taos School of Music, and numerous festivals including The InterHarmony International Music Festival and the Euro Arts Academy. He has been a participant at The Marlboro Music Festival for twelve years.
Mr. Genualdi has worked extensively in the field of chamber music and has received international recognition as a member of The Chicago String Quartet, The Los Angeles Piano Quartet, The Muir Quartet, and The Chicago Chamber Musicians. With those groups he performed internationally and made acclaimed recordings on several labels. Among his honors are The Walter Naumburg Award for Chamber Music, The 1st Prize and Gold Medal at the Concours D’Evian, The Prix du Disque, and a Grammy Finalist Award as well as a televised performance at The White House. Mr. Genualdi’s solo and recital repertoire is also extensive encompassing the entire solo literature of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and all standard concerti in addition to modern works. His dedication to contemporary music has involved collaborations, often involving commissions and recordings with numerous composers. A partial list includes Chen Yi, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Rands, Gunther Schuller, Richard Wilson, John Corigliano, Dana Wilson, David Diamond, Peter Lieberson, Ellen Taaffe-Zwilich, James Mobberly, and Clancy Newman.
Joseph Genualdi attended The Curtis Institute of Music, and Yale University studying violin with Oscar Shumsky Ivan Galamian, Jascha Brodsky, Jaime Laredo, Varton Manoogian and Broadus Erle. He performed in masterclasses for Josef Gingold, Franco Gulli, and Leonid Kogan. Chamber music studies were with Felix Galimir, Isadore Cohen, Mischa Schneider, and Michael Tree.
Professor Genualdi’s students are members of major orchestras and chamber ensembles and are teaching throughout the world.