Joseph Brent



Joe has forged a career as both instrumentalist and composer with unparalleled fluency across multiple genres. As a classical mandolinist, Joe has performed with many well-known ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and many others. He was the 2017 artist in residence at Marble House Project and has collaborated with eminent artists including Dawn Upshaw, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Elliot Carter. As a solo artist he has given recitals in North and South America, Europe and Asia and has performed at the Tanglewood, DUMBO Arts, and BRIC Arts festivals and at several mandolin conventions. In 2012 he founded 9 Horses, a cross-genre trio featuring mandolin, violin and double bass. Joe is on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music.


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Sponsored by Barb and Howard Ignatius.


Joe will perform in the following concerts as part of Festival Mozaic's 2018 season, Music Without Borders.


Friday, July 20 | Midday Mini-Concert: 9 Horses and Joseph Brent  INFO


Saturday, July 21 | Orchestra Series: Baroque in the Vines  INFO


Sunday, July 22 | UnClassical Series: 9 Horses  INFO


Monday, July 23 | Orchestra Series: Baroque in the Mission  INFO