Brett Deubner, one of this generation’s most accomplished violists, has inspired worldwide critical acclaim for his powerful intensity and sumptuous tone. Recent performances include concerto appearances with over 40 orchestras on 4 continents including the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Thuringer Symphoniker in Saalfed, Germany, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony, the Grainger Wind Symphony in Melbourne, the Filharmonic del Quito, String Orchestra of the Rockies, the National Symphony of Ecuador, the State Orchestra of Merida, Venezuela, the New Symphony of Sofia, Bulgaria, the Peninsula Symphony of California and the Kiev Camerata in Ukraine. Brett Deubner is featured in Wikipedia for his viola transcription and recordings of the 2 viola concerti of Frank Lewin.
Brett Deubner’s commitment to extending the repertoire for the viola is made evident by collaborations with some of today’s greatest composers such as Samuel Adler, Lalo Schifrin, Andrew Rudin, David Del Tredici and several of this generation’s leading young composers. To date, over 80 works for viola including 27 viola concerti and numerous solo and chamber works for viola have been dedicated to and premiered by Brett Deubner.
As a recording artist, Brett Deubner has 15 CDs to his credit on the Naxos, Albany, Centaur and Extreme Medium labels. With his duo partner, French pianist Caroline Fauchet he released a debut cd on Centaur of 19th century works and this season they finished a new CD of all contemporary works written for them. Also this season, Naxos released two cds by Brett featuring the viola music of Swiss composer Frank Ezra Levy.
Brett Deubner is currently affiliated with the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York and has served on the faculty of Temple University's Boyer School of Music and Dance in Philadelphia and Kean University’s Conservatory of Music. Constantly in demand as a master class visiting guest and chamber music collaborator, Brett Deubner is on the faculty of the International Festival at Round Top and runs his own “Viola Seminar” in Provence, France.
Brett Deubner is the Artistic Director of the concert series, “Music and More” in New Jersey where he makes his home.