Josh Modney is a NYC-based violinist, violist and improviser dedicated to performing contemporary music, collaborating closely with composers on new work over extended time periods, and exploring adventurous interpretations of the standard repertoire.

A “superb violinist” and “new-music luminary” hailed for “brash, energetic performances” (The New York Times), Josh is a co-director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a unique collection of composers, improvisers, and interpreters committed to making adventurous music, and a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).  Josh has performed at festivals and concert series across four continents, presented hundreds of premieres, and worked closely with major figures including Mathias Spahlinger, Helmut Lachenmann, George Lewis, Christian Wolff, and Peter Ablinger.

Josh’s repertoire encompasses a wide range, from J.S Bach to seminal Late 20th Century works by Bernard Parmegiani, Luciano Berio and Kaija Saariaho, and new compositions by some of today’s most innovative and exciting composers.  Deep collaboration with composers is a focus of Josh’s activities, and he has developed new large-scale work with composers including Kate Soper, Alex Mincek, Eric Wubbels, Sam Pluta, Rick Burkhardt, Patrick Higgins and Scott Wollschleger, to name a few.

Please browse the website for news, media, upcoming events, and information about Josh’s current projects, or feel free to contact him.


Josh Modney in the PSNY Greenroom
A recent profile of Josh in the “Greenroom”, a blog series focused on the work of composers published by PSNY. Please read HERE


ICE @ The Walden School
July 11 – 17th
Dublin, NH

Pleased to be heading to Walden this summer for a residency with ICE, including a concert of premieres and educational activities.

The Walden School – Extended Residency
July 18 – 19th
Dublin, NH

Following ICE’s residency, Josh will remain at Walden for extended activities including a concert of student works.

ICE & People’s Music School
July 20 – 22nd
Chicago, IL

ICE culminates its season residency at The People’s Music School with a free community performance of an in-progress work by Marcos Balter. Composed for the advanced student orchestra alongside four ICE soloists, this will be a preview of the world premiere, which will take place in October at downtown Chicago’s Ear Taxi Festival. More info HERE.

ICE @ MostlyMozart
Various Dates, July – August

Performing “microconcerts” and mainstage concerts with ICE as part of an ambitious edition of the Mostly Mozart Festival. More info HERE.

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