Jimmy Thompson

Violinist James Thompson is forging a promising career as a versatile chamber musician, soloist, and
music educator. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he is currently a member of the Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program and is on faculty at Music@Menlo. In 2014, James made his solo debut
with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. He was recently invited to perform in Budapest as part
of the 1 st  Bartok World Competition and in Sendai for the 7 th  Sendai International Violin Competition.
James holds Artist Diploma, Masters, and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of
Music, where he has studied with Jaime Laredo, William Preucil, and Paul Kantor.