Joseph Kromholz

Joseph Kromholz is a British-Israeli-American violinist and professor. In 2022, he joins the faculty of Luther College in Iowa, having previously served as head of strings at Youngstown State University. Additionally, he taught music theory at New England Conservatory and Case Western Reserve University.

A founding member of the Dana Piano Trio and Vesuvius String Quartet, Joseph Kromholz was concertmaster of CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra and Opera Western Reserve. Since 2020, he has also maintained a regular performing career based in Berlin.

Born in New York, Joseph grew up in Reston, Virginia. He studied violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Paul Kantor, where he earned the Levine prize for Chamber Music and the Alumni Association Prize for Special Achievements. During that time, he also obtained a minor in economics through Case Western Reserve University, followed by a doctorate from New England Conservatory as a student of Miriam Fried.

In addition to his careers as a performer and teacher, Joseph Kromholz has held several leadership positions in nonprofit business and politics. A founding faculty member of Encore Chamber Music, he has served on the board and as its president. He has studied six languages and adores cats.

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