Ann Marie Brink
Associate Principal Viola of the Dallas Symphony since 1999, Ann Marie Brink has performed in solo and chamber music recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Aspen Music Festival, Library of Congress, Sarasota Music Festival, Severance Hall, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Alice Tully Hall, Merken Concert Hall and the Dallas Museum of Art. First introduced to the viola at the age of 10 in a public school strings class, she became one of the youngest members of the Pensacola Symphony, performing in the viola section while a freshman in high school. She received her bachelor's in music with academic honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music and was awarded the Jim Hall prize for achievement and leadership in music. She received her master's in music from The Juilliard School, where she was awarded the prestigious William Schuman Prize. She was twice a fellow at the Aspen Center for Advanced Quartet Studies and was invited by Isaac Stern to participate in his Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall. Brink has also been a featured soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.