Brian Brooks is accomplished as performer and teacher of both modern and baroque violin. He holds an impressive record of concerts and recordings as soloist and with leading ensembles and orchestras in the United Kingdom and worldwide.
A former student at the Royal Academy of Music in London, he later studied with, and was greatly influenced by, the legendary Polish violinist Szymon Goldberg. Having worked with such prestigious British period-instrument orchestras as the English Baroque Soloists, the London Classical Players, and the English Concert, Brian is currently the principal violinist of the Rochester-based ensemble The Publick Musick, whose orchestral concerts he directs and with whom he is often a featured soloist.
With a bachelor's degree with honours from the University of Cambridge, where he held a scholarship in mathematics, Brian is presently completing his doctoral dissertation in musicology at Cornell University.