Sunday, December 18, 2022 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm (PST)
Pioneer Park Pavilion, Puyallup, WA, United States
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$45 (student, military, & group discounts available)

Internationally acclaimed Scottish fiddler Brandon Vance and Concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck lead Northwest Sinfonietta strings in this program that traces the violin from Scandinavia to the British Isles, across the Atlantic and down into the Appalachian range. Each year this December concert creates magical moments and memories during the holiday season. Bring the whole family!

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About Brandon Vance, fiddle

Internationally acclaimed Scottish fiddler and violinist Brandon Vance is the recipient of Scotland's 2017 Royal National Mòd "Sutherland Cup" in Scottish Fiddle, as well as being the youngest to win the U.S. National Open Scottish Fiddling Championship in both 1999 and 2001.

Vance has performed and taught internationally, serving as a guest lecturer at the University of Limerick's Irish World Academy, appearing as guest artist for the 50th Anniversary of the Armagh Piper's Club at the William Kennedy Piping Festival, and being selected as a featured soloist at the 2017 Scottish Royal National Mòd in Fort William.

Vance holds a B.M. and M.M. in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Vance is the second violinist of the Skyros Quartet, and fiddler for folk ensembles Keltoi, as well as being a founding member of Celtic ensemble Dréos, and crossover ensemble Crossing the North Sea. He is a member of the chamber orchestra Northwest Sinfonietta and baroque ensemble Pacific MusicWorks, as well as having a vibrant career as a recording artist and composer. Vance had the honor of performing his own composition, Gael Storm, with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severence Hall and premiering his Shetland Fantasia for String Quartet as part of the Auburn Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series.