Brendon Elliott has been described as an accomplished performer “who plays with substantial sound and a lovely feeling of warmth, with a not especially youthful self- possession” by the Richmond Times Dispatch. A Virginia native, Brendon Elliott attends The Curtis Institute of Music where he studies with Pamela Frank and Joseph Silverstein. He began his violin studies under his mother’s tutelage at the age of three. Brendon is a two-time alumni of NPR's From the Top, a nationally syndicated radio broadcast featuring America’s talented young musicians. He toured with the Virginia Symphony performing the Hailstork Violin Concerto in 2014, performing alongside the legendary Natalie Cole. This year he will be playing the Glazunov Violin Concerto with the VSO in spring 2016. As a three-time concerto competition winner, he was also a guest soloist with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra on their masterworks series and also performed during a special concert with the New York Philharmonic. Brendon's family is also very musical; he is the first violinist in his family's ensemble, The Elliott Family String Quartet, and has traveled extensively with them. Brendon plays on violin Opus 731, made by Douglas Cox, violinmaker in Brattleborro, Vermont.