ERIC GORDON BRAHINSKY, violinist
407 Rio Seco   *   San Antonio TX 78232-3821   *   (210) 494-4967



PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

xFull-Time, Salaried Positions:
       San Antonio Symphony, 1989-99
              (includes sabbatical, 1995-96)
       Jacksonville (FL) Symphony Orchestra, 1987-89
       The Virginia Symphony, 1986-87
       San Antonio Symphony, one-year position, 1984-85
       Tiffany Strings (trio), The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs WV, 1984

xPart-Time, Seasonal, and Other:
       San Antonio Symphony, substitute/extra, 1999-2016
       Carmel (CA) Bach Festival, summer 1993
       North Carolina Symphony, residency in Boone NC, summer 1991
       Des Moines Metro Opera, summer 1990 - concertmaster
       Lake George Opera Festival, summers 1986-89 - concertmaster, 1988
       Virginia Opera, 1986-87
       Texas Opera Theater, Houston, 1980-83 - concertmaster, 1982-83
       Texas Chamber Orchestra, Houston, 1980-83 - assistant principal 2nd violin
       Houston Grand Opera, 1980-84 - performances as concertmaster, principal 2nd violin
       Houston Symphony Orchestra, substitute/extra, 1980-83

PRIVATE VIOLIN STUDY
       Fredell Lack, University of Houston, 1976-80
       Kenneth Sarch, Boston University, 1974-76
  Summer study: Margaret Pardee and Kevin Lawrence, Meadowmount School of Music, 1977; Dorothy Mauney and
        Dallas Tjaden, Sewanee Summer Music Center, 1972-73
  Master classes and coaching with Ida Kavafian, Sergiu Luca, Roman Totenberg
  Prior to college: Motoi Takeda, Norma Davidson, Willa Howells, Samuel Schwartz, Harry Goshkowitz, Jacinto
              Gimbernard, Henry Brahinsky (all in Dallas area)

EDUCATION / ACADEMIC HONORS
       University of Houston, 1976-79: Bachelor of Music summa cum laude in violin performance, 1978; Master
              of Music
in violin performance, 1979 ... The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda
              Delta–Phi Eta Sigma honor society, Sarah Lack Memorial Music Scholarship, several School
              of Music scholarships
       The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1995-97: Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in mathematics, 1997
              ... Golden Key National Honor Society, The National Dean’s List
       Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974-76: Major in music & science ... National Merit Scholarship,
              Eugene and Margaret McDermott Scholarship

OTHER HONORS include Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985; Who’s Who Among American High
       School Students, 1973-74

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
       American Federation of Musicians (AFM), 1974-present. Member in good standing of AFM Local 23, San
              Antonio. Former member of Locals 147 (Dallas), 65-699 (Houston), 72 (Fort Worth), 444 (Jackson-
              ville FL), 125 (Norfolk VA), 506 (Saratoga Springs NY)


Music Teaching and Adjudication Experience


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