Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Boston-based violist Josh Wareham is a versatile performer committed to engaging audiences and empowering communities through a broad range of music from both the past and present.
Josh has performed at the Lucerne, Aspen, Bang on a Can, Domaine Forget, and Madeline Island festivals; as well as at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as a soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra, and in concerts with the JACK Quartet, SoundLAB, Palaver Strings, Shelter Music Boston, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
Always eager to explore new ways of building and strengthening communities through music, Josh started the “Music for Meals” project in 2016, which combined a series of community performances with a campaign to support a Minnesota nonprofit that provides meals for people with life-threatening illnesses. He frequently designs and performs accessible concert programs in a wide variety of venues including grade schools, universities, cafes, homeless shelters, and senior communities. Also a passionate educator, Josh maintains a private studio in the Boston area, and serves as a teaching artist at the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program, Brookline Public Schools, and Worcester Youth Orchestras.
In addition to his work as a performer, Josh is an active producer of electronic music, and works in a variety of styles ranging from dance and hip-hop to ambient and experimental. His music has been featured in podcasts, improvised performances, and chamber ensemble compositions.
Josh holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Carol Rodland, and a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College, where he studied with Charles Gray. When not focusing on music, he enjoys running, reading, and exploring environmentally-sustainable living.