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Brian Krinke

Assistant Professor of Music, Upper String

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MM, Violin Performance: The Juilliard School 
BM, Violin Performance: The Curtis Institute of Music 
Violin Studies with Syzmon Goldberg, Felix Galimir and Joel Smirnoff 


Described by the New York Times as an "accomplished and intrepid young player," Brian Krinke has performed extensively as a recitalist throughout the country and in Central America. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with Orli Shaham, Simone Dinnerstein, Lukas Foss and with members of the Pro Arte, Daedalus and Maia Quartets, among others. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia and the Boca Raton Symphonic Pops.

A seasoned orchestral musician, Krinke has served as assistant concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and as associate concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Guest appearances also include performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York. He currently performs as concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony.

A new music specialist, Krinke has premiered and recorded many violin works, in addition to working with composers such as Milton Babbitt, Andrew Imbrie and George Crumb.

He holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with renowned Carl Flesch students Szymon Goldberg and Felix Galimir, as well as former Juilliard Quartet member Joel Smirnoff. Krinke may be heard on the Naxos label performing chamber music by Jacobi and has recorded several violin works by Caroline Steinberg.

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