Brendan Speltz

4Violinist Brendan Speltz a Los Angeles native, began his serious music studies at the Colburn School of Music, studying with Chan Ho Yun, Henry Gronnier, and later Linda Rose. He received his bachelors degree at the University of Southern California, studying with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Margaret Batjer. While at USC, Brendan was chosen by legendary violinist Midori Goto to participate in a string quartet program with the latter coaching from the second violin chair. He is currently working towards his Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, studying with Laurie Smukler. Brendan has performed at a wide variety of music festivals as soloist and chamber musician, including the Music Academy of the West, Kneisel Hall, Encore, the Bach Akademie Stuttgart, the International Music Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Niagara, Canada. As a quartet musician he has made appearances on Fox and NBC New York. Brendan plays on a 1925 Carl Becker violin.