James Cockell – violin

The Janet M. Clark Chair

James Cockell

Violinist Jim Cockell is a native of Edmonton, where he began his musical studies at age three.

He obtained degrees in English and Music Theory from the University of Alberta while continuing to study the violin privately with Tom Johnson, James Keene, and former ABE concertmaster Norman Nelson.

Jim has been a guest artist and producer with the Edmonton Symphony and he has recorded, broadcast and toured internationally with his own ensemble, Cifra.