Brian Manker

Brian Manker

Principal Cello

Joined the OSM in: 2000

Model of instrument : Pietro Guarneri cello, c. 1728-1730, and Joseph René Lafleur bow, c. 1850, are generously loaned by Canimex.

Previous positions: Principal Cello, North Carolina Symphony, Harrington String Quartet

Academic institutions attended: New England Conservatory with Colin Corr and Paul Tobias

Prizes and scholarships: Grand Prize winner Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Special Commendation from Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Portsmouth International String Quartet Competition, Hudson Valley Philarmonic String Competition

Favourite composers: Brahms, Beethoven, Bach and Debussy