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Brett Deubner,Viola

"Infectious capriciousness"

                   -- The Strad

 

Born in San Francisco, violist Brett Deubner has established himself as one of the foremost violists of his generation. As a sought after soloist who has performed with orchestras on five continents, Deubner has redefined the role of “solo artist” and has given the viola a new standing in the world of classical music with his virtuosity, commitment to championing new music and his mentoring of this generation’s young artists.

Deubner studied at the Eastman School of Music in New York where his principal teachers were Zvi Zeitlin (violin), Martha Katz (viola) and John Graham (viola). At Eastman he quickly made a name for himself performing as violin and viola soloist with the Eastman Philharmonia and leading the orchestra in Heidelberg at the Schloss Spiele Festival. After graduating, Deubner successfully landed major orchestra positions, was a founding member of several highly acclaimed chamber ensembles and was on the string faculty of leading music schools as well as participated in world renowned festivals.

As a concerto soloist, Deubner’s debut with the Grammy award-winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra premiering Lalo Schifrin’s Triple Concerto resulted in numerous subsequent engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad. Deubner has gone on to perform worldwide as one of this century’s most important viola soloists having with more than 80 orchestras in 11 countries to unanimous approval for “the warmth and sparkling” quality of his playing. (Doblinger Press, Vienna) To date Deubner has received over 50 viola concertos composed and dedicated to him and he has made 20 CDs on various labels such as Naxos, Centaur, Innova and Albany to critical acclaim and glowing reviews.  His most recent CD release with the Orquesta de Heredia has garnered a 2019 Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Classical CD Recording”.

One of the busiest viola soloists on today’s concert stages, Deubner will make debuts during the 2019-2020 season with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Portland Columbia Symphony, the Guayaquil Symphony in Ecuador, the Reading Symphony, the North Mississippi Symphony, and the Coastal Symphony of Georgia to name a few. Deubner will perform Richard Danielpour’s viola concerto numerous times this season as well as the concertos of Joan Tower, Telemann, Vivaldi, Harberg, Mozart, and the world premiere of Daniel Perttu’s “Merlin” concerto with the Perrysburg Symphony.

Recent engagements with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, the Missoula Symphony, the National Symphony of Ecuador, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Loja, the State Symphony of Medelin in Venezuela, the Thuringer Symphoniker of Germany, the Orchestre Bell’Arte of Paris, and the Kiev Kamerata of Ukraine have garnered international praise for his unparalleled technique and powerful vocal quality.

During the 2020-2021 season, Brett Deubner will perform with the Bismarck Symphony, the Michigan Philharmonic, the Rigdewood Symphony, the Boston Civic Orchestra, Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra as well as return visits to the Berklee College of Music, the Olympia Philharmonic, and the Round Top Festival Institute.

A devoted and passionate chamber music collaborator Deubner has performed with Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Kalichstein, Andre Michel-Schub, the Tokyo Quartet, Vermeer Quartet, Colorado Quartet as well as clarinetists Guy Deplus and Alexander Fiterstein, and flutists Ransom Wilson and Carol Wincenc. Brett Douglas Deubner makes his home in the New York Metropolitan area where he is currently on the string faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York.  He is on the faculty of the Round Top Festival in Texas, the International Music Festival of Guaranda, Ecuador and is the director of his own festival in Siracusa, Sicily. Brett Deubner is endorsed by D'Addario Strings and uses Kaplan Amo. In 2017 he received the U.S. Congressional Certificate of Recognition for his committment to Music and Education. He plays on a viola made for him by Alejandro Bacelar. 

出生于旧金山的中提琴家布雷特·德布纳,已然成为当代最重要的中提琴家之一。作为一个乐迷遍布世界的独奏者,德布纳通过精湛的技艺、对当代音乐的热爱和对年轻艺术家的提携,他重新定义了“独奏艺术家”的身份。 

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德布纳曾就读于纽约伊斯曼音乐学院,他的主要老师是小提琴家蔡特林,中提琴家玛莎·卡茨和中提琴家约翰·格拉汉姆。在伊斯曼音乐学院,他以小提琴和中提琴独奏者的身份与伊斯曼爱乐乐团合作,并在海德堡施佩尔城堡音乐节上带领管弦乐队获奖而名声鹊起。毕业后,德布纳成功地获得了世界知名管弦乐团的职位,并担任几个备受赞誉的室内乐团的创始成员,在世界顶级的音乐学院的弦乐学院任教,同时他还参加了许多世界著名的音乐节。 

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作为协奏曲的独奏家,德布纳首次与格莱美获奖的新泽西交响乐团首演拉罗·斯齐弗林 

的三重协奏曲,随后在美国等地引起了广泛关注。作为本世纪最重要的中提琴独奏家之一,杜勃纳在曾在全球范围内11个国家同80多个管弦乐团合作演出,他的演奏温暖而闪耀,得到了乐界的一致认可。到目前为止,德布纳已经收到了50多首题献给他的中提琴协奏曲,他还为Naxos, Centaur, Innova和Albany等不同的唱片厂牌制作了20张专辑,得到了评论界的一致好评。他与Orquesta de Heredia唱片公司最新发行的专辑获得了2019年格莱美最佳古典专辑唱片提名。 

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作为目前音乐会舞台上最繁忙的中提琴独奏家之一,德布纳将在2019-2020乐季与韦恩堡爱乐乐团、波特兰哥伦比亚交响乐团、厄瓜多尔瓜亚基尔交响乐团、雷丁交响乐团、北密西西比交响乐团和乔治亚海岸交响乐团等进行首次演出。 

 

最近他还与大急流交响乐团、诺克斯维尔交响乐团、米苏拉交响乐团、厄瓜多尔国家交响乐团、洛雅交响乐团、委内瑞拉麦德林国家交响乐团、德国图林杰交响乐团、巴黎贝尔艺术交响乐团合作,他以其无与伦比的演奏技巧和富有力量感的音质赢得了国际赞誉。