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Linnaea Brophy

Linnaea Kathleen Brophy, a violinist from Memphis, TN, has a versatile background as an

orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist and teacher. In 2019, she joined the Arkansas

Symphony Orchestra and became a member of the Rockefeller String Quartet. She holds a

Doctorate in Musical Arts from Stony Brook University where she was 2018 winner of the

Stony Brook University Concerto Competition. While a student at SBU, under the auspices

of the Emerson String Quartet, she formed the Anello String Quartet , which was hailed by

the Woodstock Times in NY as “beautifully tonal, coordinated and balanced.”

A veteran of the violin concerto repertoire, Linnaea has performed as a soloist with the

Nashville Symphony, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony, and the

Vidin Sinfonietta in Vidin, Bulgaria. At age 14, she gave her solo debut recital at the Neue

Gallery in Manhattan, in a concert sponsored by the Perlman Music Program. Prior to her

appointment with the ASO, Linnaea gained orchestral experience performing with A Far Cry,

a Grammy-nominated self-conducted chamber orchestra from Boston. She also served as

concertmaster of the New England Conservatory Philharmonia during her studies at the New

England Conservatory, working with maestros Stephen Lord and Hugh Wolf.

Competitions she has won include 1st prizes at the Music Teachers National Association

Competition, Junior Division; the Curb Concerto Competition in Nashville; the Alabama

Symphony Concerto Competition; and the Concerto Soloist Award at the International

Institute for Conductors in Bulgaria.

A familiar presence at summer festivals, Linnaea Brophy is an alumnus of the Juilliard String

Quartet Seminar, the Keshet Eilon Summer Mastercourse, the International Holland Music

Sessions, and the Perlman Music Program. Linnaea holds a B.A. and an M.M. from the New

England Conservatory where she was awarded a Merit Scholarship as a student of Donald

Weilerstein and Lucy Chapman.

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