Brandi Berry Benson

Violinist Brandi Berry, whose “four-string acrobatics” and “indispensable skill” (TimeOut Chicago) have been praised as “alert [and] outstanding” (Chicago Classical Review), has also been noted for her “riffs.. powered by a flashing blur of bow arm, [as they] rolled out with irresistible glee” (Washington Post). She has appeared with numerous ensembles including The King’s Noyse, Apollo’s Fire, The Newberry Consort, Ars Lyrica, Musica Angelica, Toronto’s Classical Music Consort, Indianapolis and Atlanta Baroque Orchestras; and as soloist/concertmaster of Ars Antigua, Bloomington Early Music Festival Opera Orchestra, and St. Louis’s Kingsbury Ensemble. Ms. Berry has also performed on numerous series throughout the U.S. and Canada including at the Library of Congress, the Dame Myra Hess series, the Boston, Berkeley, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Madison Early Music Festivals, Kansas City’s Friends of Chamber Music, Early Music Now, Chicago’s Classical Music Mondays at the Cultural Center, and the Academy of Early Music in Ann Arbor. Ms. Berry has been heard on Chicago’s WFMT classical radio, WNUR, and Wisconsin Public Radio. Brandi serves on the faculty of DePaul University as co-director of their Baroque Ensembles program. A student of Stanley Ritchie and Cynthia Roberts, she holds degrees in violin performance from Indiana University and the University of North Texas. Ms. Berry is artistic director of the Bach & Beethoven Ensemble.  (bbexperience.org).

Brandi Berry Benson

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