BrentonCaldwell began viola studiesatage 12 and has since performedas a soloist, chamber, orchestral musician and pedagogue throughout the world. He was an inaugural fellow in the Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, theJuilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education; and won prizes in the 2009 National Young Artist Competition, Watson Forbes International Viola Competition, and Lynn Concerto Competition. Solo appearances include the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and the Lynn Philharmonia. He was a featured performer at the 2014 Primrose International Viola Competition and Festival held at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.
Mr. Caldwell has performed in theviola sections of the National Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. He has appeared as guest violist with the Amernet Quartet, and has performed at the Amelia Island, BRAVO! Vail Valley, Music @ Menlo, Festicamara, Mozaic, Angel Fire, Banff, Ravinia, and Verbier festivals. Mr.Caldwell has collaborated with esteemed artists Roberto Díaz, Gary Graffman, Daniel Hope, Ida Kavafian, Menahem Pressler, Steven Tenenbom, Donald Weilerstein, and Eugenia Zukerman.
Mr. Caldwell received his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, artist diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, and master’s degree from the Lynn University Conservatory. He has studied with Misha Amory, Susan Dubois, Roberto Díaz, Ralph Fielding, Jeffrey Irvine, Kim Kashkashian, Lynne Ramsey, and KarenTuttle. A dedicated teacher, Mr. Caldwell is on the faculty of Texas Strings Camp and the Curtis Summerfest Young Artists Summer Program.