Joel Pitchon

pitchonJoel Pitchon, violinist, is a soloist, concertmaster, chamber music player, and Professor of violin and chamber music at Smith College. He earned his degrees from The Julliard School of Music where he studied the violin with Oscar Shumsky and Joseph Fuchs. Mr. Pitchon has served as the concertmaster for numerous orchestras; including the Orquesta Ciutat de Barcelona (Spain), the New York Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the EOS Chamber Orchestra. The New York Times noted his playing in the EOS production of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat as “superb.” For GasparoRecords he recorded a CD of four Sonatas for violin and piano, with the composer Clifton J. Noble, Jr. as well as New England Legacy, works by Quincy Porter, Walter Piston, and Amy Beach with pianist Jonathan Bass. For ARTCD Mr. Pitchon performed on Sun Threads, chamber music of Augusta Read Thomas, made with the Walden Chamber Players. Mr. Pitchon is currently co-director of the Sage Chamber Music Society.