About the artist

About Brandon

Brandon is a professional violinist and violist in the Los Angeles area. A native of Visalia, California, Brandon began playing the violin at age 10 and the viola at age 14. In 2010, he attended the University of Redlands, studying violin with Pavel Farkas and viola with Kira Blumberg. In 2012, Brandon moved to the greater Los Angeles area in order to attend California State University, Northridge, studying violin with Michael Ferril and viola with Robert Berg. Since then he has achieved placement on the Dean’s list for two consecutive years. He has been awarded the Myron Sandler Ovation award as well as the Dr. Robert W. Wienpahl and Manuel Compinsky scholarships. He has also been a TELACU Education Foundation Scholar from 2011-2015.
 
Brandon is a member of the CSUN Symphony Orchestra and holds a Master’s Degree in Music major in Viola performance, studying with Lorenz Gamma. Brandon held the position of associate concertmaster for the University of Redlands Symphony Orchestra, and in recent years has performed with groups such as the Tulare County Symphony, Fresno Grand Opera, and the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra. He’s also been able to play under several professional conductors and composers such as Dr. Bruce Kiesling, Roger Kalia, Inon Zur, Gary Schymann, Chris Lennertz, Austin Wintory, Bruce Broughton, Russell Brower, and Jack Wall. When not performing regionally, Brandon spends his free time as a traveling musician. With years of experience in the music and entertainment industry, he has spent over 12 months on the road, performing in over 30 U.S. states and in the countries of Haiti, Colombia, Portugal and France, as a violinist and music director with the Celebrant Singers since 2010.
 
Brandon is also a member of the award-winning chamber ensemble, “The Whyman Project.” In May of 2014, The Whyman Project was selected as one of the winners of the prestigious Beverly Hills Music in the Mansion Auditions. Shortly after, the group recorded their first album, “Whymanesque.” Brandon has performed with the Whyman project all over Los Angeles, including in venues such as the MKM Cultural Arts Center, Greystone Mansion, and the Valley Performing Arts Center.
Brandon is an experienced solo violinist for weddings, corporate functions, other special events. His music spans a variety of genres including classical, contemporary, jazz, pop, and Indian music. He plays music for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hour, dinner reception, and other live music and entertainment gigs.

What our past clients say

Jammie
Private Party, Los Angeles, CA
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I recently celebrated my birthday and I had Brandon an amazing violinist play. Not only was he super sweet he took the time to learn my custom playlist. He learned 15 new songs and in an extremely short amount of time. He sounded excellent. He gave my party that extra umph I was looking for. Thank you Brandon you're awesome!
Vannah D.
Los Angeles, CA
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Brandon was a solo violinist for our wedding. He did a terrific job at our wedding. He played beautifully! If I have another event, I would hire him again in a heartbeat. Margie was so easy and helpful to deal and book stuff with. She made everything easy during the stressful wedding process. I also liked that the response turn around time. It shows true professionalism.
Julie W.
Santa Barbara, CA
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We hired the strings duo for our Santa Barbara wedding and I'm glad we did. They showed up on time and played everything we requested beautifully. Margie was very responsive to all my emails and took care of picking out the songs for before and after the ceremony that I didn't have time to research. Thank you Margie!! Your Santa Barbara Strings duo was Perfect!

Brandon's past performances

Additional Information

  • Can learn any song
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Acoustic Violinist
  • Electric Violinist
  • No travel fee 20 miles from LA

Repertoire Genres

  • Classical
  • Hip-Hop
  • Rock
  • RnB
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • And more...

Accepts the Following:

  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Playing with DJ
  • Corporate Events
  • Engagement Proposals
  • Violin Private Lessons

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