Welcome to the home of Uptown Violins of Dallas where a mix of classic and modern flare have inspired excellence in creating music. Brittany Peterson and Kerri Parr are two sisters who have enjoyed performing together while entertaining audiences from all over the world. Their approach to music creates a fun yet classy style, which is sure to enhance any atmosphere.
Brittany Peterson lives in the Dallas, Texas, area performing as a professional musician. Brittany completed her graduate studies on full scholarship to Southern Methodist University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance studying under world-renowned violinist Chee-Yun Kim. Brittany earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance at Baylor University studying under Dr. Eka Gogichashvili. She served as Concertmaster of the Baylor Symphony, and performed with the Waco Symphony for three years. In 2009, Brittany was chosen to perform for Julliard’s own Ronald Copes, in a series of master class sessions. In 2010, Brittany was one of the students selected to tour with the Baylor Symphony in Belgium. Brittany studied Suzuki violin beginning at age three under the instruction of her mother, and Suzuki piano at age five. Brittany grew up in Wichita, Kansas performing with her four sisters and her mother at various events. Being the Wichita Youth Talent Winner of 2007, she soloed with the Wichita Youth Symphony while also serving as concertmaster. The same year she received the Women’s Federated Music Award. Brittany attended Suzuki Institute and Sound Encounters in Ottowa, Kansas for over nine years where she studied under Alice Joy Lewis, Brian Lewis, and took master classes from Paul Kantor. Some of Brittany’s more note worthy performances include, performing for Hope Net's Docent Society in 2015, performing on Dallas' WRR 101.1 FM Classical radio station, WFAA's Good Morning Texas show, and Kansas' KWCH 12 Eyewitness News station. She performed alongside Dierks Bentley at the ACM Awards Show in 2015 at the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium. She performed for the SHAPE International School in Belgium, the half time show at a San Antonio Spurs game, a pre-game show at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium as well as a post-game show. Brittany has opened for Air Supply at the Winspear Opera house, performed for Fotolanthropy at the Majestic Theater, and soloed at the Orpheum Theater in Kansas along with her family. Brittany has also performed at the Dallas House of Blues several times and has had the honor of playing for the United States Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C. in January of 2013. In addition to performing, Brittany has had a successful teaching career over the past nine years where she has taught students ranging from the age of four to the collegiate level. She enjoys spending time with her students since she has a passion for children and enjoys helping shape their character as well as their music skills.
Kerri Parr lives in the Dallas, Texas, area as a Master Student at Dallas Theological Seminary. She has taught violin lessons for six years to ages ranging from four years old to high school students. Kerri earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin performance at Baylor University, and studied private lessons under Dr. Eka Gogichashvili. She served as Concertmaster of the Baylor Symphony, and performed with the Waco Symphony for three years. In 2010, Kerri was one of the students selected to tour with the Baylor Symphony in Belgium. In 2012, Kerri enjoyed accompanying Joshua Bell with the Waco Symphony as he performed the Bruch Violin Concerto No.1. Kerri studied Suzuki violin beginning at age three and Suzuki piano at age five. She attended Suzuki Institute and Sound Encounters in Ottowa, Kansas for over eight years where she studied under Alice Joy Lewis, Brian Lewis, and took master lessons from William Preucil. In addition to the Suzuki Institute, Kerri attended the Masterworks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana. In 2009, Kerri soloed with the Wichita Youth Symphony after winning the Youth Talent Competition. The same year she won the Women’s Federated Contest.
Kerri comes from a musical family of three generations and enjoys performing and teaching with her four sisters. Music is an important part of her life, and she hopes to continue the art of music making in her own family.