Ave Maria. Bach/ Gounod with Other Works By Bach &
Fang Brill, Violinist A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, the University of Kansas, and the Nanking College of Fine Arts, Ms. Brill has won numerous concerto competitions, including the Ohio Light Opera Concerto Competition in 1990, and has performed as a soloist with the Nanking Philharmonic Orchestra in Nanking, China, as well as the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra in Wooster, OH. She has studied violin with Eric Rosenblith, Ben Sayevich, and Xue Sheng, as well as master classes in violin and chamber music with Claude Frank, Robert Vernon, Michelle Auclaire, Eugene Lehner, Colin Carr, Michael Haber, and Christopher Wellington. Born in Nanking, China, Ms. Brill holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Nanking College of Fine Arts, where after graduation, she joined the faculty of the College; later, she was accepted as a graduate student, with full scholarship, at the University of Kansas, where she received her Master of Music degree in violin performance. At the University of Kansas, she also won the prestigious Katherine Nelson Award for outstanding performer. Following her graduation from the University of Kansas, Ms. Brill went on to earn a Graduate Diploma in violin performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston. While at the Conservatory, she performed with the New England Conservatory Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Brill enjoys teaching both in colleges and privately. Currently, she is Adjunct Professor of Violin at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, where she also has been directing the string ensemble of the college. She joined the faculty of VCC in the fall of 2004. Besides teaching, Ms. Brill has been very active in performing with professional orchestras, such as the New World Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. Presently, she is a member of the Bach Festival Orchestra, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in Orlando, Florida; she also performs with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Melboune, Florid.