Mads Tolling


San Francisco, CA
5 Played at 5 groupmuses!

Mads Tolling



MADS TOLLING is an internationally renowned violinist and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, now living in San Francisco. As a former nine-year member of both bassist Stanley Clarke’s band and the celebrated Turtle Island Quartet, Mads won two Grammy Awards, and he was nominated for a third Grammy in 2015. Recently, he was the 2016 winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violin Award.

Mads has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and his recordings have received rave reviews in Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine and DownBeat Magazine. Mads has performed for Danish royalty – Prince Frederik & Princess Mary – at the celebration of The Danish Embassy’s 50-year Anniversary.

Mads has twice been commissioned to write violin concertos – for Oakland Symphony and Pacific Chamber Orchestra. He has performed his symphonic works around the US and Japan.
Mads now leads his own groups - Mads Tolling Quartet and Mads Tolling & The Mads Men.


Jazz, latin, pop, classical.



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Past groupmuses (5)

  • Massivemuse Warehouse

    Transatlantic Jazz Fusion 🎶 feat. Grammy winner Mads Tolling

    Friday, May 10, 2024 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Soma, SF
    • Composers: Kim Larsen, Jacob Gade, Mads Tolling
    • Instruments: Harp, Piano trio, Piano/Violin duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 1 month ago

  • Salon

    Mads Tolling 🎻 and Ian Scarfe 🎹 in a historic clubhouse 🥂

    Sunday, Nov 12, 2023 2:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Instruments: Violin + Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened 7 months ago

  • Outdoors

    Music with Mads

    Friday, Jun 2, 2023 6:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Piedmont Pines, Oakland
    • Composers: Astor Piazzolla, Fats Waller
    • Instruments: Violin with looper
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Cinco de Mayo with Mads Tolling

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 4:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Albany Hill
    • Composers: Mads Tolling, Astor Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Violin
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • A Very Special Violin on Albany Hill

    Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 4:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Albany Hill
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago