Josh Henderson is enjoying a multi-faceted career as a cross-genre violinist, violist, and composer. As a classical soloist, he has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, China Performing Arts Broadcasting Troupe, Starling Chamber Orchestra, Accent X Festival Orchestra, Colour of Music Festival Orchestra, Bard Conductors Festival Orchestra, Colour of Music Virtuosi, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, Harlem Chamber Players, Contemporaneous, New-Gen Orchestra of Curacao, Ensemble Du Monde, the CCM Showcase Orchestra and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, and The Forbidden City Concert Hall of Beijing.
Carving out a reputation in Jazz, Rock, Hip-Hop, and Country-Fiddle for his dynamic performances, he has served as music director for the Emmy award-winning Damien Escobar (of Nuttin’ But Stringz), and in this role has performed at a number of events across the globe including a performance at the 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball hosted by Russell Simmons and honoring Barack Obama. Other band-leader positions include serving as music director to pop singer Zahra Universe on her South Korean tour, and to the spoken word artist LikWUid Stylez. A sought after freelance musician in New York City, Josh has performed, recorded, and collaborated with popular artists such as Chris Brown, Bilal, Solange, The Sugar Hill Gang, David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Courtney Love, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Palmer, Mirah, Amine, Angel Olsen, Jherek Bischoff, and members of bands such as “Beirut”, “Deer Hoof”, “Blue Oyster Cult”, and “The Eagles”.
Josh studied at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus, and at New York University with Prof. Naoko Tanaka. Festival studies include the Aspen Music Festival and School, Bang on a Can, Great Wall Music Festival, and Lucerne Festival Academy. He has served on the faculty at NYU, teaching improvisation, the Montserrat Summer Music Festival, and also on the Chamber Music Faculty for the contemporary music for youth program, “Face the Music”.