Brett Deubner
Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
Brett Deubner
Brett Deubner, one of this generation's most accomplished violists, has inspired worldwide critical acclaim for his powerful intensity and sumptuous tone. The New Jersey Star Ledger commented, "Deubner played with dynamic virtuosity hitting the center of every note no matter how many there were" and the Strad magazine noted his playing for his "infectious capriciousness."

Recent performances include concerto appearances with over 60 orchestras on 4 continents. Deubner has garnered critical acclaim from solo appearances with such American orchestras as the Grand Rapids Symphony, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, Missoula Symphony, Peninsula Symphony and acclaimed solo debuts in South American orchestras from Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina. Recent concerto appearances in Europe include well received performances with Orchestre Bel'Arte of Paris, the Thuringer Symphoniker of Saalfeld, Germany and the Kiev Kamerata of Ukraine. Brett Deubner is featured in Wikipedia for his viola transcription and recordings of the 2 viola concerti of Frank Lewin with the New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Bulgaria with conductor Rossen Milanov.

Brett Deubner's commitment to extending the repertoire for the viola is made evident by collaborations with some of today's greatest composers such as Richard Danielpour, Samuel Adler, Lalo Schifrin, Andrew Rudin, David Del Tredici and several of this generation's leading young composers. To date, over 80 works for viola including 37 viola concerti and numerous solo and chamber works for viola have been dedicated to and premiered by Brett Deubner. As a recording artist Brett Deubner has over 15 CD's to his credit from the Naxos, Centaur, Innova and Albany labels.

He has collaborated with some of today's leading conductors such as Ann Manson, Perry So, Lucas Richman, David Lockington, Patricio Aizaga, Oliver Weder and Rossen Milanov. As a chamber music collaborator Deubner has performed with Pinchas Zukerman, the Tokyo Quartet, the Vermeer quartet, pianists Joseph Kallichstein, Robert Koenig, and Jeffrey Swann, cellists Wendy Warner and Sarah Sant'Ambrogio, clarinetists Guy Deplus and Alexander Fiterstein, violinists Timothy Fain, Stefan Milenkovich, Gregory Fulkerson and Dimitry Sitkovetsky, flutists Ransom Wilson and Carol Wincenc, and New York Philharmonic principal oboist Joseph Robinson and Dallas Symphony principal oboist Erin Hannigan.

This season Brett Deubner will release two CD recordings featuring the violist as concerto soloist with orchestra in 6 new works for viola and orchestra including the world premiere of Grammy-award winning composer Richard Danielpour's viola concerto being specifically written for him. Other highlights of the 2016-17 season include Deubner's solo debut at the Teatro de Colon in Buenos Aires, performing the Bartok Concerto as well as an 18 concert solo tour of China. 2017-18 season highlights include concerto performances in Philadelphia, Costa Rica, Texas, North Dakota, Brazil, Sicily as well as a three week tour of Italy and a return tour to China.

In addition to his full schedule as a soloist and chamber music performer, Brett Deubner regularly gives viola master classes for talented young violists at universities and festivals worldwide and currently teaches at the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York City as well at Round Top Festival Institute and the Gramado in Concert International Festival in Brazil.

Brett Deubner is sponsored by D'Addario Strings and uses the Kaplan Amo viola strings with his Carlo Coletti viola from Bologna, Italy.

Brett is an alumnus of Round Top Festival Institute (1991).