Glenn Basham, Concertmaster
Anonymously Underwritten Chair
The Vincenzo Panormo violin played by Mr. Basham was generously donated by the Lautenbach and von Arx families
Glenn Basham has a Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. He has been a member of the artist faculty at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami since 1992. He also serves as the first violinist in the Bergonzi String Quartet, which is the quartet-in-residence at the Frost School of Music.
Glenn, a native of Washington, D.C., previously played with the Detroit Symphony under Antal Doráti and was a member of the Chester String Quartet.
He has served as concertmaster at music festivals nationwide, including the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, the Colorado Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival and the Pine Mountain Music Festival. He has appeared as soloist with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic; the Lansing Symphony; the Plymouth Symphony; the Oak Park Symphony; the North Carolina School of the Arts Festival Orchestra; the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra; the Manchester Symphony; the Marion Philharmonic; the Palm Beach Symphony; the Miami City Ballet; the Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony orchestra; and the Naples Philharmonic.
As a jazz musician, Glenn has performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz, Lew Delgatto and Gene Bertoncini. He is featured on the Miami Saxophone Quartet’s recordings Four More Giant Steps and on Skitch Henderson’s Swinging with Strings on the Arbors jazz label. He has produced two jazz CDs, Blue Moon and Blue Bossa, from a live concert in 2005 with guitarist Simon Salz. Glenn has been concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic since 1994.