Clinch Valley Concert Series
Sunday, September 17th, 2023
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
1 College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293
Free and open to the public
W. Campbell Edmonds & Clinch Valley Concert Series
A husband-and-wife team, David and Marianna Brickle first collaborated in 2007 while studying at Brevard Music Center. They have given numerous recitals throughout the United States, including recent performances for Florida College, City University of New York - College of Staten Island, the Alabama Music Teachers Association, the Artist Series at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama, and the annual Concierto de Música Cristiana y Clásica in Levittown, Puerto Rico. Their most recent performance was featured on Blue Lake Public Radio. The Brickle Duo has served on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan since 2018.
Violinist Dr. Marianna Brickle is an orchestral and chamber musician, recitalist, and educator based in Johnson City, Tennessee. She serves on the faculty of East Tennessee State University, and as Adjunct Lecturer of Violin at King University. She performs with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, and Paramount Chamber Players, and formerly played with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and Valdosta Symphony. Marianna has been on the panels of the Alabama All-State Auditions, the Florida MTNA competition, and the Pelican International Music Competition. Marianna holds both Doctor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from Florida State University where she served as assistant to Corinne Stillwell. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Maryland where she studied with David Salness. Marianna enjoys programing lesser-known American music alongside more traditional classics. Her treatise, “Rooted in America: the Roy Harris and Henry Cowell Sonatas for Violin and Piano,” offers both historical and musical analysis of two overlooked pieces of the violin/piano repertoire.
Pianist Dr. David Brickle serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Milligan University teaching piano and music theory. David has performed widely throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and internationally in Spain. He has appeared in a variety of broadcasts including National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and ETV Radio’s “On the Keys.” David has been a featured guest artist in numerous concert series including the Lander University Emerging Keyboard Artist Series, Oklahoma Baptist University’s Digby Bell Memorial Recital, the Festival of Keys, the Southern Exposure Concert Series, and the South Carolina Governor’s School Discovery Summer Music Program. He has also performed as a concerto soloist with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and as a keyboardist for the Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra. After winning first prize in the South Carolina MTNA competition two years in a row and receiving honorable mention at the southeastern division level, David has also twice been a finalist at the Chautauqua International Piano Competition. He was selected as a winner of the Roundtop Festival Institute chamber music competition in 2017 and as the winner of the 2018 Chapman/Neesen competition within the FSU graduate piano program. David completed his Doctor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance studying with Read Gainsford, and also the Specialized Study Program in Pedagogy of Music Theory at Florida State University. David also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of South Carolina where he studied with Marina Lomazov. He has also served on the faculty of the MasterWorks Festival in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and the FSU Summer Piano Institute and Piano Camp.