Glenn Basham (Violin, Bergonzi String Quartet) is concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and Associate Professor at the University of Miami (FL) where he teaches not only violin, but also one of the few courses in the country in improvisation for string players. He has performed as a soloist with the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, the Miami City Ballet, and Naples Philharmonic, among others, and has served as concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and performed with the Chester String Quartet. As a jazz player, Glenn has performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz and John Blake, and is featured on the Miami Saxophone Quartet's recording "Four More Giant Steps." Educated at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Indiana University, he received First Prize in the Renaud National Honors Competition and was the only American violinist invited to compete in the 1988 International Bach competition in Leipzig, Germany. His compact disc "Aria" was released in 2006. Glenn plays a G.B. Ceruti violin made in Cremona, Italy, in 1810.