Violinist Brian Krinke holds degrees from The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. He has served on the faculty of S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, the Hochstein Music School in Rochester, New York, and the Special Music School where his young students performed with new music ensemble Face the Music and the Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall. Krinke is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin and String Pedagogy at Wichita State University. From 1999 to 2001 he was assistant concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic, and previously he held the position of associate concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic. His solo engagements have included concertos with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia. He has given recitals throughout the United States and Central America, and has worked with many composers, including Milton Babbitt, Andrew Imbrie, and George Crumb. In 1994, Krinke played the world premiere of Calvin Hampton’s Concerto for Two Violins at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, accompanied by the Plymouth Music Series Orchestra.