John Fadial has served on the faculty of the University of Wyoming since 2008. He maintains a vigorous schedule of teaching and performing at home and around the world. He has performed as the Concertmaster of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra since 1998, currently under the direction of Dmitry Sitkovetsky; and has served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Eastern Festival Orchestra since 2000, under the direction of Gerard Schwarz. He has appeared on four continents as chamber musician, soloist and pedagogue, and his performances have been praised by the critics. “Sparkling Technique,” L’Est Republicain “Wow! Great Stuff,” The Washington Post. He has toured internationally for the US State Department as a United States Artistic Ambassador, and has served as Concertmaster of the North Carolina Opera, the Colorado Festival, the Menuhin Festival Orchestra of Saumur (France), the Heidelberg Schloss-Spiele (Germany). He has won prizes in the American String Teachers Association Solo Competition and the Baltimore Chamber Awards and has performed at: the Phillips Collection, the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center, the Salle Poirel (Nancy, France), the University of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Fadial has given recent master classes at prestigious institutions and universities around the globe including: the Eastern (US) and Mirecourt (France) Music Festivals, and the Universities of Paraiba (João Passoa, Brazil), Iowa, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Colorado, and the Interlochen Arts Academy. He has served as violin professor at West Virginia University and the University of North Carolina, and currently maintains a large and talented violin class at the University of Wyoming. He holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Eastman School, and the University of Maryland where his teachers were Elaine Richey, Charles Castleman, and Arnold Steinhardt, respectively. As a recording artist he was a semifinalist for the Grammy Award for best Chamber Music Performance of 2007 for the CD Where Does Love Go: Chamber Music of Mark Engebretson on the Innova label; and in 2009 he released a disc of the Complete String Sextets of Johannes Brahms (RadioFrance) with the Stanislas Sextet of Nancy (France), of which he is a founding member. His disc of the Chamber Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was deemed “not to be missed” by American Record Guide; and he recently completed a recording of the Brahms Sonatas for the Centaur label. His disc of the Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon, produced in collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize winning composer was released on the Albany label in 2013, and he appears on the latest Eastern Music Festival/Gerard Schwarz recording of the music of Hovannes, on the Naxos label. His former students currently hold important orchestral and teaching positions throughout the US and around the world, and have received scholarships to prestigious conservatories including: Indiana University, the Eastman School, The Peabody Institute and the Juilliard Schools; and at music festivals including: the Banff Centre, the Aspen School, Brevard, Interlochen and the Eastern Music Festival. They have been National finalists at the MTNA competitions three times, winning both the Northwest, and Southeastern regional competitions.