Joyce Hammann, Violin Soloist and Recording Artist
A native of St. Louis, at age seven,
violinist Joyce Hammann
began her Suzuki studies, later graduating from The Juilliard School with
a B.M. and a M.M., where her teachers were Dorothy Delay, Oscar Shumsky
and Ivan Galamian. During this time, she was the winner of The Berg
Violin Competition and The Peter Oundjian award. Ms. Hammann has
appeared as soloist with many orchestras, recently premiering three
concerti with Scandia Symphony and just completed performing the
complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas. Her "sweet, rich tone"
can be heard on Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show and
Saturday Night Live. She is currently concertmaster of Phantom of the
Opera on Broadway and tours throughout Europe with jazz pianist Uri
Joyce enjoys a varied career ranging from the concert stage to Broadway musicals to the recording studio. She has had the recent pleasure of recording with Michael Brecker, Abbey Lincoln and Regina Carter for their new releases. Ms. Hammann can also be heard on Jane Monheitís new DVD, String Quartets -John Zorn, Wagner and Venezia-Uri Caine, Book of Tells- Mark Feldman, Ereia-Dr. Nerve, Double Quartet-Ted Nash, Grains of Paradise-Erik Friedlander and Bashe-Samuel Zyman.. She has performed with such artists as Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett and Sheryl Crow.