Lesson Teacher Bio – Brandon Buckmaster
Mr. Buckmaster began his violin studies at the Suzuki Violin Institute of the University of Evansville in 1991.
After accepting an invitation to attend the Royal Conservatory of Music, Mr. Buckmaster began his formal studies in Canada as an international student. A few years later he moved to New York City after choosing to transfer to the Manhattan School of Music.
As a concertmaster Mr. Buckmaster was featured, perhaps most notably, in a limited engagement with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra in the production of the opera “La Campana Sommersa” by Ottorino Respigghi. And as a featured soloist, he has collaborated with the Evansville Philharmonic, UNC Charlotte Orchestra, The Orchestra of Central Piedmont College and the Peabody Conductor’s Orchestra in a performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto.
Mr. Buckmaster played an integral part in the 2012 North American premiere of the “Violins of Hope”, now memorialized as a PBS documentary. In this unique concert series, Mr. Buckmaster joined the Charlotte Symphony as a section violinist, and as a soloist he performed traditional Yiddish folk songs transcribed for violin and orchestra. It was an extraordinary honor for him to have had the opportunity performing on one of the very few violins recovered from the Holocaust concentration camps of World War II.
Mr. Buckmaster holds a Masters in Music degree from the internationally renowned Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and was unanimously voted alumni of the year in recognition as a remarkable performing artist by the faculty of the College of Arts and Architecture.
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