Soloist, recitalist, and chamber music collaborator, violinist John Haspel Gilbert performs regularly throughout the United States, Europe and South America. A frequent interpreter of contemporary music, he gave the 2002 world premiere of the Violin Concerto by Colorado composer Peter Fischer. His recording with the Baton Rouge Symphony, featuring Kurt Weill’s Concerto for Violin and Alban Berg’s Chamber Concerto, was nominated for a GRAMMY award in 2013. On the faculty of the Texas Tech University School of Music since 1995, he received the TTU President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. A former concertmaster of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra for 13 seasons, Gilbert also has been an artist faculty member of the BRAVO! Summer String Institute, Green Mountain (Vermont) Chamber Music Festival, and Spoleto Festival, among many others. He studied at the University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University, the Yale School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and the Aspen Music School.