Violinist Mark Feldman was born in Chicago in 1955. In 2007 he was awarded the Alpert Award Prize in Music. In 2004 he received a Grammy Certificate for his performance on Michel Brecker’s Verve Album “Wide Angles”. He has toured and recorded extensively with John Zorn, John Abercrombie, Dave Douglas, Billy Hart and Uri Caine’s Mahler Projects. In 2014 he recorded as a sideman (violin soloist) with Placido Domingo for a new release for Sony Classical. In January 2014 he recorded as a sideman with Chris Potter for ECM records. In 2001 he performed 6 concerts in a Duo with Pianist Paul Bley in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Series. In 2004 he performed in the Trio of Pianist-Composer Muhul Richard Abrams at Alice Tully Hall. In years past he has also been a soloist with the WDR Radio Orchestra and the Basil Symphonetta. Mr. Feldman is found on over 150 jazz and creative music recordings as a soloist, including his own releases: “What Exit” (ECM) and “Music for Violin Alone” (Tzadik). As a composer he has been commissioned and performed by the Kronos Quartet and the WDR Radio Orchestra. He premiered the Violin Concerto of Guus Janssen as soloist with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Contemporary Music Festival Nederland Muziek Dagen and with The Symphony Orchestra of Einhoven Netherlands. He also premiered the Concerto for Violin and Jazz Orchestra of Bill Dobbins with the WDR Big Band of Koln. In commercial music he has appeared as a studio musician with such artists as Cheryl Crow, The Manhattan Transfer, Diana Ross and Carol King among others. Before moving to New York City in 1986, Mr. Feldman lived in Nashville where, as a studio musician he appeared on over 200 Recordings including albums by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and George Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. He has been a member of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and the CBS Television Network Orchestra. His latest releases were “Miller’s Tale” with Evan Parker Sylvie Courvoisier and Ikue Mori on Intakt Records and “Time Gone Out” a Duo with Sylvie Courvoisier, also on Intakt Records.