Personal Summary / Bio
Jude Ziliak is a New York-based violinist and student of performance practices of the past. His performances have been described as "thoroughly entertaining" and "show-stealing" by the San Francisco Examiner. Under the auspices of Juilliard Historical Performance, where he earned a Graduate Diploma with Monica Huggett and Cynthia Roberts, he has been concertmaster for Juilliard415 under Jordi Savall at the Metropolitan Museum and Alice Tully Hall, and has performed with William Christie, Richard Egarr, Ton Koopman, and Masaaki Suzuki. Studies with Joshua Rifkin and David Schulenberg ground his approach to the study of performance practice.
Trained as a modern violinist at Rice University (MM), Boston University (BM), and the Royal College of Music, London, his activities have ranged from consort music of the sixteenth century to three dozen world premieres. His principal teachers were Bayla Keyes, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Dona Lee Croft. A former member of Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival Orchestra, he has been concertmaster at the National Orchestral Institute under Andrew Litton and led unconducted orchestras there as a New Lights Fellow. Memorable chamber music collaborators have included Jaap Schroder, Masaaki Suzuki, and Robert Mealy.
In the 2012-13 season, tours with Juilliard415 will take him to Japan, Singapore, Myanmar, and South Carolina, and he appears with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Concert Royal, New York Baroque Incorporated, the American Baroque Orchestra, Musica Nuova, Yale's Schola Cantorum, and Grand Harmonie, of which he is concertmaster. Jude taught chamber music at the Shepherd School of Music's Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program, and enjoys presenting educational outreach programs around New York as a recipient of Juilliard's Gluck Community Service Fellowship.