Eric Brahinsky was a member of the San Antonio Symphony violin section for ten years, having previously held full-time positions with the Virginia Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony. He also performed as a substitute and extra musician in the Houston Symphony and the North Carolina Symphony. Mr. Brahinsky served as concertmaster of the Texas Opera Theater, Lake George Opera Festival, and Des Moines Metro Opera orchestras; as assistant principal second violinist of the Texas Chamber Orchestra; and as a member of the Houston Grand Opera, Virginia Opera, and Carmel Bach Festival orchestras. He has performed chamber music professionally with Tiffany Strings at the Greenbrier, the Classic Ensemble of Jacksonville, and Musicopia of San Antonio.
Mr. Brahinsky, a native of Dallas, earned a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude and a Master of Music in violin performance from the University of Houston as a student of Fredell Lack; his previous teachers included Kenneth Sarch, Norma Davidson, Willa Howells, and Henry Brahinsky. He also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a National Merit Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in mathematics from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Mr. Brahinsky currently free-lances as a violinist and teaches privately. Besides music his interests include mathematics, genealogy, science, travel, cooking, reading, editing Wikipedia articles, and creating cryptic-crossword clues. He and his wife, pianist, piano teacher, and composer April Abraham Brahinsky, live in San Antonio.
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