With the RPO since: 1989
First music-related memory: Nathan Milstein recording of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Influential teachers: Lois Lyman, Charles Castleman, Franco Gulli, Joseph Gingold, Stanley Richie, Nathan Milstein
Do you teach private students? Yes
What other orchestras have you performed with? Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Columbus, Honolulu
What types of music do you like to listen to? classical, jazz, blues, rock
The RPO is essential to Rochester because ... The RPO is the primary source of expert instructors. The RPO brings in the world's greatest performers.
With the RPO since 1989, David Brickman is also a founding member of the Amenda String Quartet (AmendaQuartet.org) and PlayMyPiece.com, a website which offers recordings of violin pieces from "Twinkle" through Handel and Vivaldi. He has performed at the Skaneateles Music Festival with Hilary Hahn, Diane Walsh, Eliot Fisk, and members of the Emerson String Quartet, and with Chamber Music Rochester. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University, Brickman is now Associate Professor at Eastman.