Brandon Garbot studies at the Curtis Institute of Music where he is a student of violinist Ida Kavafian, and holds the Pamela and James Hill Annual Fellowship. Previously, he received a Young Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster, William Preucil. While in Cleveland, he was honored to be chosen to represent CIM in their Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Most recently, he appeared on a live taping of American Public Media’s Performance Today at Curtis, performing with guitarist Jason Vieaux. His performances have also been featured on WHYY’s On Stage at Curtis. He is currently the associate concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and is also a substitute violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. During the winter of 2014, he served as concertmaster of the New York String Orchestra under the direction of Jaime Laredo, and served as a concertmaster of the Academy Festival Orchestra at the Music Academy of the West.
Following his debut with the Oregon Symphony in 2008, Mr. Garbot has appeared as soloist with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, Portland Columbia Symphony, Olympia Symphony, Jefferson Symphony, Newport Symphony, Salem Chamber Orchestra, Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Portland Youth Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Mr. Garbot was also the winner of the 2010 International Young Artist Competition of the Jefferson Symphony. In 2008 he was chosen as a Young Artist Fellow for the Chamber Music Northwest festival, and he has twice been featured as a performing Student Artist for the Starling-DeLay Violin Symposium masterclasses at Juilliard.
Mr. Garbot is an avid chamber musician, and has performed with various groups while studying at Curtis, the Juilliard School, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and his hometown, Portland, OR. For three summers, he studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at the Perlman Music Program, where he also performed in their New York, Sarasota, and Stowe, VT residencies. He has studied and performed at other festivals including the Taos Music School, Brevard Music Center, Music Academy of the West, and Music From Angel Fire. He has studied with the Brentano, Borromeo, Shanghai, and Takacs Quartets as well as pianist Robert McDonald, and violist Michael Tree, and he has collaborated with members of the Cavani Quartet, Theodore Arm, Paul Katz, Richard O’Neill, David Shifrin, and Steven Tenenbom. He has appeared in chamber and solo performances in Severance Hall, the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall, and in Tainan, Taiwan.