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


Wet Ink: Eric Wubbels Album Release Concert
September 28th, 2016, 8pm
Spectrum NYC

A celebration of the release of Eric Wubbels’s new album on Carrier Records, “Duos with Piano, Book 1”. Concert will feature works from the album and special guests. Refreshments will be served.

Ear Taxi Festival | ICE at the Harris Theater
October 6th, 2016, 7:30pm
Harris Theater, Chicago, IL

Josh will be featured as soloist in the Chicago premiere of Anthony Cheung’s viola concerto, “Assumed Roles”. David Bowlin will take a solo turn in Marcos Balter’s “Violin Concerto”, and ICE members will be featured alongside students from The People’s Music School Advanced Orchestra.

George Lewis: A Recital for Terry Adkins
October 12th, 2016, 8:00pm
Philadelphia, PA

Josh joins the wonderful Ensemble Pamplemousse in George Lewis’s evening length work.

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