Glenn Basham is a native of Washington D.C., has a B.M. degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and an M.M. degree from Indiana University. Previously, he played with the Detroit Symphony under Antal Dorati and was a member of the Bergonzi String Quartet, at the University of Miami. He is currently in his 27th year as Concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic.
He has served as Concertmaster at music festivals nationwide, including the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, the Colorado Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival. He has appeared as soloist with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, the Lansing Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony, the Oak Park Symphony, the North Carolina School of the Arts Festival Orchestra, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, the Manchester Symphony, the Marion Philharmonic, the Palm Beach Symphony, the Miami City Ballet, the Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony orchestra and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. As a jazz musician, Glenn has performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz, and Lew Delgatto, and is featured on the Miami Saxophone Quartet’s recording “Four More Giant Steps’ and on Skitch Henderson’s “Swinging with Strings” on the Arbors jazz label. He has produced two jazz CDs, “Blue Moon” and “Blue Bossa,” from a live concert given back in 2005 with Guitarist Simon Salz. His most recent recording was for the Naxos Label, featuring music of Michael Daugherty, and receiving critical praise from Fanfare Magazine.