Ms. Brooke Leigh Earnest

Violin Teacher

Brooke Leigh Earnest

SAA Member


Berkeley, CA
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Brooke Earnest originally from Washington D.C, moved to New York City in the fall of 2011 with her family to become more immersed in the arts. She began playing the violin at age three and studied at the Northern Virginia Suzuki Music School with teachers David Strom and Ronda Cole. Shortly after moving to New York, Brooke continued her studies with Juilliard instructor, Lucie Gelinas and enrolled in the Lawrence Eismen Center for Preparatory Studies at Queens College. Brooke became a member of the ISO Symphony, where she performed at Carnegie Hall. She became a member of the JVNY (Jeunes Virtuoses de New York) music ensemble in 2013, under the direction of Arik Braude and Sophie Arbuckle, performing in France and Switzerland. In 2015 and 2016, Brooke played in the Domaine Forget Summer Music Festivals in Canada. Brooke has participated in master classes with Midori, Vadim Repin, Rachel Barton Pine and Noah Bendix-Balgley. She won second place in the 2014 Rondo Young Artists Competition and in the 2015 Rondo Young Artist Chamber Music Competition. Brooke later went on to study with Mary Ann Mumm at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from New York University under the direction of Stephanie Chase and Laurie Hamilton. She recently completed her Master’s in Violin Performance from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music under the tutelage of Desirée Ruhstrat. Brooke also enjoys being a member of the Earnest Quartet, a string quartet with her three younger sisters: Arden (violin), Aubrey (cello) and Ashley (viola).