Tracy SilvermanTracy Silverman (born April 7, 1960) is an American violinist, composer, and producer.
Born in Peekskill, New York and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, he attended Beloit Memorial High School but left after two years when he was sixteen to enter the Chicago Musical College. He graduated from the Juilliard School and performs contemporary classical music, avant-garde jazz, and rock, mainly on the six-string electric violin as well as other fretted and fretless acoustic and electric instruments.
He recorded his debut solo album for Windham Hill and appeared on many of the label's compilations. He was a violinist with the Turtle Island String Quartet and has performed with pianist Jim Brickman and composer Terry Riley.
He performed at the gala opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles where he was the featured soloist in the premiere of John Adams's composition ''The Dharma at Big Sur'', written specifically for Silverman and his 6-string electric violin.
Silverman is the author of "The Strum Bowing Method: How to Groove on Strings" and has taught at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also been an instructor at Mark O'Connor's String Camps as well as The Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp. Provided by Wikipedia