Joel Pargman
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Member Since: January 4, 2007
Last Visit:April 13, 2020
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Joel Pargman

JOEL PARGMAN, violin, is a graduate summa cum laude (BM '02) of the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied violin performance with Robert Lipsett on a full scholarship and served as a violin teaching assistant.

He currently performs with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and the Pasadena Symphony. As a member of the Denali Quartet, he was for eight years artist-in-residence for Santa Monica’s critically acclaimed "Jacaranda" concert series.

Mr. Pargman's violin has been heard and seen on many national and international media broadcasts, including "A Prairie Home Companion," NPR's "World Cafe," the 2006 Grammy Awards Show, the eTown Live radio show, "Last Call With Carson Daly," "The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson," XM Satellite Radio's "The Joint," KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," and MTV's Christina Aguilera VMA Special.

He has recorded with such diverse artists as Ben Harper, Jamie Foxx, Joe Cocker, Thrice, Eric Clapton, Louie Bellson, Sue Raney, Kenny Loggins, Sean Combs, Cruna, and Matt Goss, and has performed on the soundtracks of over 100 feature films.

Mr. Pargman is an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival as well as the Tanglewood Music Center, where he served as concertmaster of both the opera orchestra and the Fellowship orchestra. He spent his third year at Tanglewood as a member of the resident new music quartet, the New Fromm Players.