Joel Pargman, Violin

Joel Pargman, Violin

JOEL PARGMAN, violin, is a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Santa  Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, New West Symphony  and the Pasadena Symphony. As a member of the Denali Quartet, Pargman spent eight  years as artist-in-residence for Santa Monica’s acclaimed “Jacaranda” concert series. He  has premiered new works by composers Andrew Norman, Donald Crockett, and Ben  Johnston, among others.

Mr. Pargman spent three summers as a Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, the last  as a member of its resident new music quartet, the New Fromm Players, collaborating in  performances with the Mark Morris Dance Company, Bright Sheng, John Harbison, and  the many talented Composition Fellows in residence.

Mr. Pargman’s playing has been heard on international broadcasts of A Prairie Home  Companion, NPR’s World Café, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, and several  Grammy Awards Shows, and he has recorded on recent albums of such diverse artists as  Ben Harper, Andrea Bocelli, Jamie Foxx, Joe Cocker, Travis Tritt, Fall Out Boy, Kenny  Loggins, Tim McGraw, and Barbra Streisand, in addition to performing on the  soundtracks of over 150 feature films.

He graduated summa cum laude from USC’s Flora Thornton School of Music, where he  studied with Robert Lipsett. He previously studied at the Seattle Conservatory with  Margaret Pressley.