Violinist Brooke Prestwich has performed orchestral, chamber and solo musicthroughout the United States and Europe. She toured Europe with the Rocky Mountain Camerata in 2004, the Utah Philharmonia in 2006, and the KUGAMI Orchestra in 2011. She has participated in music festivals around the country, including the Eastern Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, Madeline Island Music Festival, and Eutiner Festspiele. In 2004, Brooke won first place at the WSU ASTA Stringfest Competition. As a member of the Mount Olympus String Quartet Brooke participated in the University of Utah’s Chamber Music Outreach Program playing at schools throughout the Utah Valley.
Brooke completed her Bachelors of Music degree at the University of Utah studying with Hasse Borup. During her time at the university, she performed a variety of solo and chamber music repertory including the Bach Partita No. 2 in D Minor, Mozart Concerto No. 5 in A Major, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and Bruch Concertos and quartets by Brahms and Shostakovich. In 2007, Brooke represented her community of musicians by serving as Senator of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. She graduated magna cum laude as a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Brooke received her Masters of Music degree in violin performance at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as a scholarship student studying with Kenneth Goldsmith. She has been a part of our faculty since 2012.