Josiah Hamill is a versatile multi-instrumentalist who creates memorable performances for audiences of all walks of life. He is a skilled performer on violin, pipe organ, and piano, a fact that enables him able to adapt to many different performance situations, from concert halls to living rooms and everything in between. He is reputed for bringing passion, musicality, and virtuosity to every performance. In the world of classical music, Mr. Hamill has cemented his reputation as a solo performer, collaborative and orchestral musician, and instrumental accompanist.
As the winner of the T. Gordon Parks Collegiate Concerto Competition, he was privileged to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in its entirety with the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Devin Hughes. He has also been honored to perform in master classes with such illustrious musicians as Vadim Gluzman, Glenn Dicterow, Yo-Yo Ma, Midori Goto, Alexander Treger, and Danwen Jiang. He also placed as the runner-up in the Lamont Solo Honors Competition with his fiery performance of Tzigane by Maurice Ravel.
On organ, he was twice selected as one of six finalists in the Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition in Organ Playing, an international competition based in Syracuse, NY. He was runner-up in the American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists.
When not performing in concert halls or competing, Josiah teaches violin as a certified Suzuki instructor. He also frequently presents diverse styles of music for special events, including weddings and high-profile business dinners. His quartet boasts an extensive repertoire including everything from the Beatles to Mozart to Metallica.
Josiah is completing his Bachelor of Music in Performance with dual concentrations in violin and organ at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. As Lamont’s current Presser Scholar and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, he has received numerous recent awards and recognitions in both instruments. Josiah is a student of Linda Wang (violin) and Dr. Joseph Galema (organ).
When not performing or practicing, he loves to read, raise farm animals, play sports, and participate in swing and English country dancing.