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.
“Ipsa Dixit” in The New Yorker
A profile of Kate Soper’s “Ipsa Dixit”, a “tour de force” written over 6 years in collaboration with The Wet Ink Ensemble. Please read HERE
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
Solo Bach Recital: the Sonatas & Partitas in Just Intonation
July 2nd, 2017, 7:30pm
The Walden School Young Musicians Program
Josh will kick off the 2017 Walden School Young Musicians Program with a recital of Bach’s solo violin works in an adventurous just-tuned interpretation. Featuring Sonatas in G Minor & C Major and Partitas in B Minor & D Minor.