Student Sponsorship by the Richard & Maryan F. Chapin Scholarship Fund
As a chamber musician and soloist, pianist Brandon Linhard has given many performances worldwide, and has been seen in venues throughout Canada, England, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States. He has performed with such renowned artists as Charles Castleman, James DePreist, Benjamin Dickerson, Thomas Landschoot, David Pittman-Jennings, Helmuth Rilling, and Paulina Swierczek. Some influential collaborative mentors that he has worked with include Katherine Ciesinski, Alan Harris, Terry King, Russell Miller, and Phillip Ying. Summer festivals that he has received fellowships to attend include the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Castleman Quartet Program. Linhard received a B.Mus. degree from the Crane School of Music, studying Musical Studies (Music Theory) and Piano Performance under the instruction of Prof. Eugenia Tsarov. He graduated with a M.Mus. in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he studiedwith Dr. Jean Barr. In the fall of 2018, Linhard will begin studying at The Juilliard School, where he will be completing a Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano under the instruction of Prof. Jonathan Feldman.