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Colin Brookes

Colin Brookes

Passionate and approachable violist Colin Brookes delights in drawing audiences into his warm and colorful sound world. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his work as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher has taken him to cities across the United States, Europe, and Central America. This is Colin’s 3rd summer at the Geneva Music Festival. Mr. Brookes has performed as a soloist with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In June 2013, he gave a solo recital with pianist Euntaek Kim in Cornish, New Hampshire for the St. Gaudens Concert Series. Colin is a winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society, Symphony North Competition, Tuesday Musical Club, and Music For Mount Lebanon Competition.

As a freelance musician, Colin works and performs with American Ballet Theater, along with the ensembles A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, Le Train Bleu, and Cantata Profana. Recent chamber collaborations include performances with the new company Heartbeat Opera of Offenbach’s Daphnis and Chloe, a concert with Hagai Shaham, Colin Carr and Alan Kay at Staller Center for the Arts, and a winter concert by Le Train Bleu with Tara O’Connor, Ransom Wilson and Daniel Phillips, soloists. Following this summer’s festival, Colin travels to South America with the New York Chamber Soloists and later to Tanglewood with the Knights.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School along with a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from Yale University. He is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts as the Undergraduate Viola Teaching Assistant at Stony Brook University under the guidance of Nicholas Cords and Larry Dutton. Former teachers include Ettore Causa, Misha Amory, Heidi Castleman, Jeffrey Irvine, Roger Chase, and Carolyn Hills.

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