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Mads Tolling


San Francisco, CA
3 Played at 3 groupmuses!

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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.

Traditional Repertoire

Jazz, latin, pop, classical.


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After You've Gone

Blue in Green

Performed groupmuses (3)

Music with Mads

  • Friday, June 2, 2023, at 6:00 PM
  • Piedmont Pines, Oakland Oakland, CA

This groupmuse happened 4 months ago

Cinco de Mayo with Mads Tolling

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 4:30 PM
  • Albany Hill

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

A Very Special Violin on Albany Hill

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 4:30 PM
  • Albany Hill

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago