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WXXI Classical 91.5 is in the process of building a resource of photos and brief biographical information about musicians of African descent. This resource is by no means complete, and we rely on you to help us build the site by sharing your information. Please click on the alphabetical groupings below to begin your discovery.

Samuel Thompson, violin


Samuel Thompson enjoys a career that includes solo, orchestra, chamber music and interdisciplinary performance and arts journalism. A two-time recipient of Artistic Assistance Awards from Alternate ROOTS made possible with funds from the Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Open Society Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Samuel has appeared as soloist with the Colour of Music Virtuosi in addition to concerts and recitals in New York, New Haven, Washington DC, Baltimore, Houston, Austin, Chicago, Miami, and both Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina.

More information can be found on Thompson's website