Brian B.

With a love for learning, Brian has studied at such prestigious universities as Yale University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, & the Cleveland Institute of Music. An accomplished Violinist, Viola & Fiddle performer, his collaborations and performances include top acts such as with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, David Byrne, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Smokey Robinson, Reba Mcentire, Lyle Lovett, & The Moody Blues. His other musical achievements include: Principal Violist/Violinist @Greater Pensacola Symphony Orchestra - Pensacola, FL Leads Viola section of Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Liturgical Music Director @ Saint Paul Catholic School & St Paul Roman Catholic Church - Pensacola, FL ACTS core team member. Organizes music for both men and women's ACTS retreats. Principal Violist/Violinist - Mobile Symphony - Mobile, AL Led Viola section of Mobile Symphony Orchestra State College Head of Violin and Director FL & AL - Northwest, Florida, US PA Violin and Viola Teacher Summer Music Program @ Wilson College PA, Violin and Viola Teacher Summer Music Program @ Bryn Mawr College / Summertrios Music Festival - Bryn Mawr, PA Collaborations and performances with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, David Byrne, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Smokey Robinson, Reba Mcentire, Lyle Lovett, The Moody Blues Performances with Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Lincoln Center Chamber Players, Orchestra of St, Lukes. Fellowships / Scholarships: Tanglewood Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival, International FestivalInstitute at Round Top, Encore School for Strings, Meadowmount School for Strings, Yellowbarn Music Festival Secondary Violin and Viola Teacher @ Yale University - New Haven, CT Electric Violinist and Violist @ Walt Disney Parks and Resorts - Kissimmee, FL Performed 5 shows daily with "Nova Era" at Epcot Center Principle Teachers - Violin, Viola - Robert Vernon, Juilliard Faculty, Principal Violist Cleveland Orchestra Sally Thomas, Juilliard Faculty Linda Cerone, Cleveland Institute of Music Camilla Wicks, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Jorja Fleezanis, Concert Master San Francisco Symphony, Concert Master Minnesota Orchestra Thomas Turner, Principal Violist Minnesota Orchestra Steve Ansell, Principal Violist Boston Symphony Jesse Levine, Yale Faculty Kazuhide Isomura, Tokyo Quartet Violist, Yale University Faculty Collaborations with Artists/Conductors/Composers as Principal Violist - Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Andre Previn, Anton Coppola, Bernard Haitink, Andrew Litton, Otto Mueller, Robert Spano, Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Emerson String Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, Robert Helps, Jorja Fleezanis, Aaron Kernis, Mason Bates, Kevin Puts, Kenji Bunch, Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Harvey Sollberger, Dan Welcher, Benjamin Lees, Elliot Carter, Joan Tower, Gil Kalish