Bernard Zinck

Short Biography

Bernard Zinck, violinist, is currently Associate Professor of violin and chamber music and Director of the Sorkin Chamber Music Institute, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2011, he created the Lakeside Chamber Music Workshop held each summer in the Chicago area. A graduate of the Paris Conservatory (First Prize winner in violin and chamber music), the Juilliard School (Fulbright Scholar, BM and MM), and Temple University (DMA), Dr. Zinck started his concert career after winning the 1992 Yehudi Menuhin Trust Award in Paris. He performs regularly in Europe (Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Lizst Academy in Budapest, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Basilica San Clemente in Rome), the United States (Weill Hall in NYC, Cultural Center in Chicago, National Gallery and Phillips Collection in Washington D. C.), Brazil (Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Uberlândia, Joao Pessoa, Recife and Sâo-Luis) and Japan (Oji Hall in Tokyo) both as a soloist and chamber musician. His Szymanowski, Live from France, and Uncommon Voices recordings have received high praise from the international press (The Strad Magazine, Strings Magazine, Diapason, Fanfare, High Fidelity). In 2008, he was a featured artist on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. As a pedagogue, Dr. Zinck has taught at the Cologne Hochschule fur Musik summer program in Montepulciano, the International Lyric Academy of Rome, the Tuscia Operafestival, the Milwaukee Chamber Music Festival, the Swannanoa Chamber Music festival, and in 2010, the Holy Trinity Summer Music Camp in Haiti. He is in demand as a coach and teacher, and has led master classes throughout the world.

Bernard Zinck plays a Giovanni Battista Rogeri violin, dated 1690 – a purchase made possible through the generous support of the Bass family.