ISB 2021 Convention Presenter — Kevin Brown

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Name: Kevin Brown
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Ford Hall
Presentation Title: Bach Cello Suite No. 2 and Viola da Gamba Duets
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Classical

Minnesota native Kevin Brown began playing the bass at age three. He has since gone on to perform with esteemed ensembles across the United States in a burgeoning career that has led him back to the Midwest as principal bass of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Professor of Double Bass at Michigan State University.

Mr. Brown completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Rice University as a student of Paul Ellison. While at Rice, Brown performed extensively with the Houston Symphony, including tours to New York and Moscow. In 2009 he won the ISB Orchestral Competition, earning a week in the Philadelphia Orchestra bass section. Before his appointment to the DSO in 2014, Brown also appeared as guest principal bass of the Atlanta Symphony.

Beyond orchestral performance, Brown is an active soloist and chamber musician. He is a member of the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and a frequent recitalist. Brown gave his concerto debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2015.

Mr. Brown is also a deeply committed educator, and joined the faculty of Michigan State University in 2017. Outside of Michigan, he has taught as a guest at CIM, USC, TCU, the Colburn School, and Rice University.

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