Emily Bruskin   violin

Emily Bruskin has performed as soloist with the Virginia, Pacific, San Francisco Ballet, Utah, Nashville, and Wichita Symphonies and has given recitals across the country and around the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the American Academy in Rome, the Kennedy Center, and Boston's Jordan Hall. As violinist of the Claremont Trio she has made critically acclaimed recordings on the Arabesque, Bridge, BMOP/Sound, American Modern, Tria, and Ongaku labels and has commissioned trios from Kati Agócs, Nico Muhly, Mason Bates, Gabriela Lena Frank, Sean Shepherd, Helen Grime, Judd Greenstein, and Hillary Zipper. Ms. Bruskin has appeared at the Chamber Music Northwest, Ravinia, Saratoga, Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, La Jolla, Bard, Norfolk, and Rockport festivals and has given masterclasses at Columbia University, New England Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, and Duke University. 

Ms. Bruskin has served as Guest Concertmaster of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra. She can also be heard performing with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Ms. Bruskin was a grand prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and received BBC Magazine's Critic's Choice Award and the Classical Recording Foundation's Young Artist Award. Her teachers have included Donald Weilerstein, Ron Copes, Naoko Tanaka, James Buswell, and Susan Reed. A graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard program, she holds degrees in Neuroscience and in Music.