Josh Henderson, Violinist – Violist – Composer
The versatile violinist, JOSH HENDERSON is quickly gaining international recognition as a musician for all seasons. He has performed classical music in venues all over the world including prestigious European concert halls such as The Gasteig in Munich, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in our nation’s capitol, Beijing’s Forbidden City, as well as high energy electric violin performances in iconic venues of popular music such as Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom, Webster Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, and High-line Ballroom among others.
Achia Floyd, the founder of Terpsichore Winds
Although Achia Floyd holds an MM in flute performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City – Conservatory of Music and Dance. She also received formal training in violin, cello, and piano studies. Through the National Federation of Music Clubs of America young Floyd won her first composition competition at age 8. A noteworthy accomplishment is a joint performance of Terpsichore Winds and the renowned Imani Winds at Carnegie Hall. This debut performance will always be cherished by the city of New York and friends who traveled to attend the concert. Achia is a consultant for non-profit corporations, the CEO of her own non-profit management firm, and also the owner of profit Florida based company.
The Mad Violinist
Six time Grammy nominated, The Mad Violinist, is recognized as one of the world’s most beloved young violinist and composers. Ireland, Germany, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, China, and many other countries recognize him as a 21st Century genius artist/composer music genius. He is also the Artist-In-Residence for Javacya Arts Conservatory. Taught the violin by his mother, and founder of Javacya (JAC), he began his studies at age 3. He also plays cello, electric bass, piano, drums, guitar, and many other instruments. As a young teen, introduced to the viola at JAC, it became his principal instrument. His mom asked Eliot Chapo (former concert master of the New York Philharmonic) to become his viola coach. Later, he traveled to the UK to study with Ian Jewel (former viola professor at the Purcell School and long time violist of the Gabrielli Quartet). This opportunity was pivotal. He found the European approach to the study of classical music increased his technical development. At Berklee College of Music, violinist Matt Glaser utilized his well-trained ear and advanced technique to both enhance and solidify his improvisational development. From Berklee, The Mad Violinist entered the professional field of music. With his band Symphony Crack he won the Indie Music Festival and is now the arranger for Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Fantasia, and countless artists around the world. A lecturer, clinician, educator, arranger, composer, conductor, and former CEO of the (former) Symphony Crack Orchestra, Floyd is the founder of Rikki Tikki Productions. The Mad Violinist is one of the first alumni of Javacya Arts Conservatory.