Teaches Viola, Violin
Besides teaching, Professor Brill has been very active in performing with professional orchestras, such as the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach Festival Orchestra of Winter Park, Principal Second, for The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Candlelight Orchestra at Disney World, and Principal Second, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. She is also a former member of the following orchestras: Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Civic Opera Company, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Missouri Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, artistic director; New England Conservatory Symphony (including concerts under Seiji Ozawa and Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall); she also participated in the Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont.
She has won numerous concerto competitions, including the Ohio Light Opera Concerto Competition, and has performed as a soloist with the Nanjing Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra. Professor Brill is also the recipient of the Katherine Nelson Award from the University of Kansas, the highest award for performing achievement.
I have been teaching violin both at colleges in China and the USA, as well as privately for over 30 years. I am really focused on technique building for students, because I know that if they have a good technical foundation, they can truly express themselves freely for the music they love to play.
I teach students from beginning to advanced levels. Many of my students join the best youth orchestras in town and hold prominent positions, some are chosen for all state orchestra, and many successfully audition to universities and colleges to pursue their musical education.
I am a very patient, as well as a persistent teacher. If the student has trouble with a particular technique, I will work with the student until the problem is fixed. This is very important, as it will free the student to make beautiful music.
I would like to encourage and help all of my students to achieve their highest potential in violin playing.
Graduate Diploma in Violin Performance. New England Conservatory of Music (5/94)
M.M. in Violin Performance. University of Kansas. (5/92)
B.M. in Violin Performance. Nanking College of Fine Arts. (5/86)
Major Professors: Eric Rosenblith, Benjamin Sayevich, Xue Sheng, Den-yun Wang.
Master Classes: Claude Frank, Robert Vernon, Michelle Auclaire, Sequeira Costa.
Chamber Music Coaches: Eugene Lehner, Colin Carr, Michael Haber, Christopher Wellington
Soloist with: Ohio Light Opera Orchestra, Lawrence Symphony, and Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, Nanking Philharmonic, Nanking China.
Orchestras: Currently a member of the Bach Festival Orchestra of Winter Park, Florida; the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra; the Brevard Symphony Orchestra; Principal Second of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Principal 2nd of Villages Philharmonic Orchestra.
Former member of the following orchestras: Kansas City Symphony Orchestra; Kansas City Civic Opera Company; Kansas City Chamber Orchestra; Missouri Chamber Orchestra; New World Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director; New England Conservatory Symphony (including concerts under Seiji Ozawa and Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall); Also participated in the Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont in the summer of 1992.
Music and Arts. 6/2019 to Present.
Adjunct Professor of Violin. Valencia College. Orlando, FL 08/2004 to the Present.
Private Violin Teacher. 08/1986 to the Present.
Violin Teacher. St. Joseph School of Music. St. Paul, MN 08/1999 to 05/2002.
Violin Teacher. William Jewell College. Liberty, MO 08/1995 to 08/1999.
Violin Teacher. Antioch Music Center. Gladstone, MO 01/1995 to 08/1999.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Violin. University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS 08/1988 to 05/1992.
Assistant Professor of Violin. Nanking College of Fine Arts. Nanking, China. 08/1986 to 05/1988.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Half Tuition Scholarship at the New England Conservatory of Music. 08/1992 to 05/1994.
Full Scholarship at the University of Kansas. 08/1988 to 05/1992.
Frequent Performer on Honors Recitals at the University of Kansas. 08/1988 to 05/1992.
Winner, Katherine Nelson Award—University of Kansas. 05/1992.
Winner, Ohio Light Opera Concerto Competition. 07/1991.
Winner, University Concerto Competition. 03/1991.