Joshua Cai

Joshua Cai, viola (Mt. Sinai, NY), has extensive experience as a soloist, orchestral player and chamber musician in the United States and Europe, having performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kulturpalast Dresden, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center. A passionate orchestral musician, Joshua has worked under conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Giancarlo Guerrero, and he currently serves as Principal Violist of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (HRO). As a chamber musician, he has performed at the Moritzburg Festival and the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop with Donald Weilerstein, Ulrich Eichenauer, Christian Poltéra, Guy Johnston, and Alexander Sitkovetsky, amongst others. He won the 2019 Moritzburg Festival Academy Prizes for the Best Interpretation of both 19th and 20/21st Century Chamber Music. Joshua has participated in numerous competitions, and was a finalist in both the 2018 Morningside Music Bridge Concerto Competition and the 2020 Juilliard Pre-College Open Concerto Competition. He was a 2019 National YoungArts Winner, and has taken masterclasses with artists such as Roberto Díaz, Atar Arad, Roger Tapping, Joseph Lin, and Teng Li. He studied at Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division with Toby Appel and Carol Rodland, and is currently enrolled in the Harvard/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program, where he studies with Kim Kashkashian.