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Brian Krinke is the new associate concertmaster for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In that role, he will assume the leadership of the string section and be the liaison between the conductor and orchestra members.

Krinke received his bachelor's degree from Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and a master's from New York's Juilliard School, studying with such eminent violin mentors as Felix Galimir, Joel Smirnoff and Szymon Goldberg.

He appeared as one of the soloists in the world premiere by Minneapolis' Plymouth Music Series of the Concerto for Two Violins by the late Calvin Hampton. In addition, he has been a soloist with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Minnesota Orchestra, Boca Raton Symphony, and was both concertmaster and a soloist with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra during a tour of Russia.

Professing a particular interest in new music, Krinke has worked closely with such composers as Milton Babbitt, George Crumb and Andrew Imbrie in performances of their works.
-- Herman Trotter