Bernard Zinck, violinist, is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A graduate of the Paris Conservatory (first prize winner in violin and chamber music), the Juilliard School (Fulbright Scholar, BM and MM), and Temple University (DMA), Dr. Zinck started his concert career after winning the 1992 Yehudi Menuhin Trust Award in Paris. He performs regularly in Europe (Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Lizst Academy in Budapest, Mozarteum in Salzburg), the United States (Weill Hall in NYC, Cultural Center in Chicago, National Gallery and Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.), South America (Porto Alegre, Uberlândia, Belo Horizonte, and Sâo-Luis in Brazil) and Asia (Oji Hall in Tokyo) both as a soloist and chamber musician. His Szymanowski and Live from France recordings have received critical acclaim from the International Press (The Strad Magazine, Strings magazine, Diapason, Fanfare, High Fidelity).
As a pedagogue, Dr. Zinck has served on the faculty of the Cologne Hochschule fur Musik summer program in Montepulciano and the International Lyric Academy of Rome, Italy, and he has given master classes throughout North America, Mexico, Brazil, Korea and Japan.
Bernard Zinck performs on a Giovanni Battista Rogeri violin, dated 1690 – a purchase made possible through the generous support of the Bass family.