The Artist James Steven Farnsworth
I grew up in a family where music was a part of our daily life. My mother, who was an excellent pianist, piano teacher and singer, evoked in me a love of music from the very start. I began playing the violin at the age of 11. My mother saw to it that my brother and I would go and perform together (piano and violin) at the various judged recitals that were held throughout the year.
Since deciding to play professionally, I chose to train with teachers of the classical realm and also with great fiddlers. These studies enable me today to offer a wide range of violin music from polished Classical to raw Celtic, Blues, Italian and Jazz.
In 1993 I founded "Sound of Celebrations" - Music performance for celebrations and ceremonies. Under this title, I play for Weddings, Grand Openings, Anniversaries and other Celebrations.
Also in 1993 I started the Elder Care Music program: "Encore For The Elders".
My service of Graceful Passages was founded in 1993, soon after I performed for the funeral of my mother, Constance Glendora Farnsworth.
In 1994 I invented the concept for a special gift known as "The Fiddle Gram". Instead of sending a Telegram for a birthday, an anniversary, for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, we can compose a very special program of violin performance, plus bring beautiful roses to your dear one.
In 2015 I began to provide the service of The Healing Violin (Aka Sweet Breeze) for the benefit of the elderly who live at home and are affected by various handicaps or debilitating conditions. This provides a special gift of therapeutic music for these individuals not in contact with the retirement home/elder communities music programs.
James Steven Farnsworth