A prizewinner in the Donald Portnoy International Violin Competition, Brandon Buckmaster continues to demonstrate his acumen as a performing artist both in the United States and internationally in Japan, Sweden, Canada, and Mexico. As concertmaster, he has led the Royal Conservatory Orchestra in Canada, the Summit International Chamber Orchestra in New York, among others. As a soloist, Buckmaster has performed with the Charlotte Symphony, the Evansville Philharmonic, and La Eterna Primavera Festival Orchestra. Emmy award-winning composer, Garth Neustadter has praised Buckmaster because “his concept of sound is full of originality and character. He plays beautifully and his lyrical phrasing demonstrates that we’re dealing with a very mature artist.” Buckmaster has been featured in national news outlets which include Yahoo!, Huffington Post, Good Morning America, and NPR. His current performance engagements for the 2014 concert season include a performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Peabody Conservatory Conductors Orchestra.