Brett Walfish

Violin, Viola Teacher

Brett Walfish

SAA Member


Rapid City, SD
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Brett Walfish (b. Atlanta, Georgia, 1987) has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Ireland, Italy, and Israel.  Praised by conductor David Effron for a warm sound full of a “myriad of colors” Walfish is an expressive, charismatic player.

Mr. Walfish has been mentored extensively with Larry Dutton (violist of the Emerson String quartet) and Nicholas Cords (of the Brooklyn Ryder quartet) as well as Martha Katz (formerly of the Cleveland Quartet) Atar Arad (formerly of the Cleveland Quartet), and Michael Klotz (of the Amernet String Quartet). Mr. Walfish is holds a masters degree from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington.

While he is an active performer, he has a unique connection with the Suzuki approach having begun his training at the age of three in a Suzuki environment. Having been fortunate to have had such a rich musical environment around him his whole life, he feels a particular charge to make sure others can enjoy all the benefits that music has brought him throughout his life. It was this drive that led him to embark in long term teacher training at the prestigious School for Strings in New York City, where he studied pedagogy with Allen Lieb and Ekaterina Gerson.

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