Violin, Viola Teacher
Briana has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician throughout the United States, Germany, and Italy. Past orchestral contracts include the Western-Piedmont Symphony, the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, and the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra.
Mrs. Wirt was selected to perform and tour Italy with the International Lyric Academy Orchestra during the summer of 2012. She has also attended many prestigious summer music festivals including Interlochen Arts Camp—MI, Chautauqua Music Festival—NY, and Euro Music Festival—Leipzig, Germany.
Briana has enriched her life as a musician by performing for numerous world renowned violin artists in Master Classes including: Eugene Drucker, William Preucil, Roland & Almita Vamos, Jaques Israelavitch, Brian Lewis, and Stephen Clapp.
In addition to her classical studies, Briana enjoyed touring with a country band where she traveled, nation wide, for two years opening for Darius Rucker.
Briana and her husband, John, moved to Denver in 2012. Together they formed a group called the Trading Post Duo which is a fusion of classical, pop, and jazz arrangements. They frequently perform together for weddings and other private events.
Briana is originally from Olathe, Kansas and began studying the violin at age five. She received her early violin training from Alice Joy Lewis and Tiberius Klausner. Briana holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has received graduate level training from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.
Briana currently performs with the Arapahoe Philharmonic and freelances throughout the Denver area. Mrs. Wirt is on faculty at Music & Arts and also maintains her own private studio through her home as a music educator providing private instruction on violin and viola.