Bartók World Competition & Festival

James Thompson

15 December 1993

United States


The Cleveland-born James Thompson is enrolled as a master’s student at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) with Jaime Laredo, having studied previously with William Preucil and Paul Kantor. He attended the Taos School of Music from 2014-2015 and performed at the Perlman Chamber Music Workshop in 2014.  He was invited to attend the Hotchkiss Chamber Music program in Connecticut as a chamber musician.  An active member of Cleveland’s music community, Mr. Thompson has given many recitals throughout the city over the course of the past seven years in collaboration with pianist Julia Russ. Alongside his performance career, James Thompson is establishing a firm reputation as a private instructor and chamber music coach. He is currently on faculty at the Aurora School of Music, in addition to maintaining an independent studio.





Bartók: Rhapsody No. 2, BB 96c

J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1 G minor, BWV 1001



Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, BB 84



Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219


Grand Final

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35