Brendan Shea, Violin
Brendan Shea is an active soloist and chamber musician. His solo career has taken him across the globe as well, with performances in major venues in Europe and Asia, and across North America. In 2014 he partnered with his wife Yerin Kim to form the Shea-Kim Duo, which has competed internationally and performed recitals in Asia, Europe and North America. Their performances have been broadcasted by Klara Continuo in Belgium, PBC in South Korea, and WUFT Classic in Florida. Their first CD was recently released by Ark Studio in Seoul, South Korea. He is a member of the Music in Familiar Spaces Collective, and performs and teaches at several prominent summer festivals, including the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, the Mostly Modern Festival, and the Texas String Festival. Brendan has performed across the world in collaboration with many world class ensembles and as a soloist. He premiered Frederic Rzewski’s Night, Death, and Devil with the Emmy Award winning 8th Blackbird. As a founding member of the award winning Wasmuth Quartet (now Verona) he won every major chamber music competition in the U.S.A. and performed across the United States, Germany, and Japan.
In addition to his performance career, Brendan is also a sought after violin teacher and chamber musician. He taught violin and chamber music at the Mahanaim School in Huntington, New York and Oberlin Conservatory in the spring of 2017 as a guest faculty. He also joined the Euclid Quartet in fall of 2016 as second violinist, and the faculty of Indiana University South Bend. He currently performs on a 2000 Samuel Zygmuntowicz generously on loan to him by Angela Ahn.