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Sunday, September 17th, 2023

3:00 p.m.

Cantrell Hall

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

1 College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293

Free and open to the public

W. Campbell Edmonds Concert Series

A husband-and-wife piano and violin duo, David and Marianna Brickle first collaborated in 2007 while studying at Brevard Music Center. They have given numerous recitals throughout the United States, including recent performances for City University of New York – College of Staten Island, the Alabama Music Teachers Association, the Artist Series at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama, and the annual Concierto de Música Cristiana y Clásica in Levittown, Puerto Rico. The duo has performed in master classes for both Jeremy Denk and the Daedalus Quartet. The Brickle Duo has served on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp & Festival in Michigan since 2018. Both Marianna and David are active performers and teachers based in Johnson City, TN.

Dr. Marianna Brickle is an orchestral and chamber musician, recitalist, and educator. In the summer, she is on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, where she teaches aspiring young violinists and performs with faculty ensembles. She serves as Adjunct Lecturer of Violin at King University, and as a staff pianist for Milligan University. She performs with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and Johnson City Symphony Orchestra. Before relocating in 2020, Marianna was a contracted violinist for the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and Valdosta Symphony. She also has played with the Fairfax Symphony and Ashlawn Opera Festival in Virginia. She is an alumna of the National Orchestral Institute, Brevard Music Center, Round Top Institute and Festival, and the Duxbury Music Festival in Massachusetts.

Marianna holds both Doctor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from Florida State University where she served as assistant to Corinne Stillwell. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Maryland where she studied with David Salness. During her studies at UMD, she worked with members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Guarneri String Quartet. In 2016, Marianna was on the faculty of the FSU String Orchestra Camp, and in the summers of 2014 and 2015, was a Marian Anderson String Quartet Teaching Fellow.

Marianna performs with her husband David Brickle as the Brickle Duo. They have performed together as guests of CUNY Staten Island, and in Puerto Rico as guests of Puerto Rico Baptist College. In 2020, they performed for the Wiregrass Music Teacher’s Association in Alabama, and in 2021 gave a virtual faculty recital at Milligan University. Marianna enjoys programing lesser-known American music alongside more traditional classics. Her treatise, “Rooted in America: the Roy Harris and Henry Cowell Sonatas for Violin and Piano,” offers both historical and musical analysis of two overlooked pieces of the violin/piano repertoire. 

Pianist David Brickle serves as assistant professor of music at Milligan University teaching piano and music theory. Previously, he served as adjunct instructor of piano at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. David has performed widely throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and internationally in Spain. He has appeared on a number of ETV Radio performances for the show “On the Keys” and as guest artist in numerous concert series, including the Lander University Emerging Keyboard Artist Series, the Festival of Keys, the Southern Exposure Concert Series, the Wallace Community College International Artist Series, and the South Carolina Governor’s School Discovery Summer Music Program. He has also performed as a concerto soloist with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and as a keyboardist for the Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra. After winning first prize in the South Carolina MTNA competition two years in a row and receiving honorable mention at the southeastern division level, David has also twice been a finalist at the Chautauqua International Piano Competition. He performed in “The Best of Young Artists Chamber Music Concert” at the Roundtop Festival Institute after being selected as a winner during their annual chamber music competition in 2017. Most recently, he was selected as the winner of the Chapman/Neesen competition within the FSU graduate piano program. He and his wife, Marianna Brickle, have collaborated in many concerts and recitals as a violin and piano duo since 2007.

David completed his Doctor of Music degree in piano performance studying with Read Gainsford, and also the Specialized Study Program in Pedagogy of Music Theory at Florida State University. He holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance from FSU where he also taught secondary applied piano lessons to both graduate and undergraduate students as a graduate assistant in teaching for the FSU College of Music. David also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of South Carolina where he studied with Marina Lomazov.

As a teacher committed to education in the community, David has served as a music educator and collaborative pianist for over ten years. During the summer, he serves on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan, and has also been on the faculty of the MasterWorks Festival in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and the FSU Summer Piano Institute and Piano Camp. He has appeared as a pianist and lecturer for other community organizations, such as Classical Conversations, as a piano instructor for the Chautauqua Music Festival Open Enrollment program, and for two years as a piano instructor for the Thomasville Road Academy of the Arts in Tallahassee, Florida.

Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with mobility issues or general questions are encouraged to call (276) 376-4520 or email the Pro-Art office at pro-art@uvawise.edu. For evolving conditions related to weather cancellations, or similar unforeseen circumstances, patrons are encouraged to check proartva.org for up-to-date information. 

Pro-Art is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College, the Columbus Phipps Foundation, and the Lee County Community Foundation.

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