Tracy Silverman is an American violinist, composer, and producer. Born in New York and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, he attended Beloit Memorial High School, but left after 10th grade to enter the Chicago Musical College at the age of 16. He is on the string faculty of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee as of 2006[update] and has also been an instructor at Mark O'Connor's String Camps.
He studied classical music at the Juilliard School, but is best known today as a versatile performer in jazz, contemporary classical music, and rock styles on the electric violin, often performing on 6 string fretted and fretless instruments. He has recorded a solo album for Windham Hill Records and appears on many Windham Hill compilations. He was formerly a violinist with the Turtle Island String Quartet and has also performed with pianist Jim Brickman and with composer Terry Riley.
Silverman is well known for his unique performance style; the BBC Radio has called him "The greatest living exponent of the electric violin". He has performed in many venues all over the world, including at the gala opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles where he was the featured soloist in the premiere of John Adams' composition The Dharma at Big Sur, performing alongside cellist Yo Yo Ma.
- Streaming Video Soul (2008 - with Eclectica - features Roy "Futureman" Wooten)
- John Adams: The Dharma at Big Sur (2006 Nonesuch)
- I'd Rather Be Dreaming (2004)
- North Meets South (2002 Nucleo - with Caito Marcondes)
- Silverman/Forsch: Superstring (2002 - with Ferdinand Forsch)
- Yangin' with the Yin Crowd (2001 - Dogs for Daisy EP)
- Trip to the Sun (1999 Windham Hill)
- On A Starry Night (1997 Windham Hill)
- A Night In Tunisia, A Week In Detroit (1995 Chandos - with Turtle Island String Quartet)
- Who Do We Think We Are? (1994 Windham Hill - with Turtle Island String Quartet)