Jude ziliak, violin

Selected as an English Concert American Fellow in 2014

Jude Ziliak is a New York-based violinist and student of performance practices of the past. He has recently appeared with the American Bach Soloists, Gotham Chamber Opera, Clarion Music Society, American Classical Orchestra, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Sonnambula, New Vintage Baroque, New York Baroque Inc., and Sheep Island Ensemble, and performed as a soloist for the Brooklyn Ballet. 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 of Art and Alice Tully Hall and has performed with William Christie, Richard Egarr, Ton Koopman, Masaaki Suzuki, and The English Concert under the direction of Harry Bicket. Studies with Joshua Rifkin and David Schulenberg ground his approach to the study of performance practice.

In 2018 Ziliak received the Jeffrey Thomas Award from the American Bach Soloists, awarded annually to recognize “exceptionally gifted emerging professionals in the field of early music who show extraordinary promise and accomplishment.”

Trained as a modern violinist at Rice University (Masters of Music), Boston University (Bachelor of Music), and the Royal College of Music, London, his activities have ranged from consort music of the sixteenth century to four 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 orchestras there as a New Lights Fellow. Memorable chamber music collaborators have included Jaap Schroder, Masaaki Suzuki, and Robert Mealy. A devoted educator, Ziliak was on the chamber music faculty of the Shepherd School Preparatory Program. He now teaches privately in New York.