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James Gallagher, baroque violin & viola, is from Dallas, Texas. Mr. Gallagher has performed with all the major Dallas area period instrument orchestras and ensembles such as Dallas Bach Society, Fort Worth Early Music, Concerto Antico, and Orchestra of New Spain. In 2001, James had the opportunity to entertain the visiting King of Spain during his trip to Dallas, in a performance with Orchestra of New Spain. Mr. Gallagher also frequently acts as concertmaster with Atlanta's leading early music ensemble, New Trinity Baroque. During Spring of 2002, his performances with New Trinity Baroque included a solo performance of Bach’s Sonata No. 6 for solo violin, a performance as concertmaster of Monteverdi's Vespers - which was characterized by critics as "the most outstanding musical performance in Atlanta since 1976," and an all-Handel program which included a period instrument premiere of Handel's "Gloria." In August of 2001, he performed Bach's Chaconne in d minor and his own original composition in an unaccompanied Baroque violin recital which took place in Dallas. From 1996-2000 James received his primary Baroque performance practice training through University of North Texas' Baroque orchestra course under Dr. Cecil Adkins. He has studied with such Baroque violinists as Simon Standage, Cynthia Roberts, Judson Griffin, Marilyn McDonald, Elizabeth Blumenstock, David Douglass, Clare Adkins Cason, Michael Sand, and Julie Andrejeski. Conducting two Dallas based youth orchestras, and keeping up with a large private studio, Mr. Gallagher spends a great deal of his time investing in the musical endeavors of his some 80 private and group students. Mr. Gallagher's instrument is the 1999 "Holstein," which was so kindly presented to him by its maker, Dr. Cecil Adkins, as a gift. The instrument, based on historical originals of 17th and 18th centuries, has a peculiarity which separates it from its ancestors: its fingerboard and tailpiece are beautifully spotted with "cow spots." Having recently moved to the country east of Dallas, James spends his spare time practicing his "Holstein" with the backdrop of Texas cattle right outside his window.

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