Brittany Peterson lives in the Dallas, Texas, area performing as a principal player and Executive Director of Uptown Violins. 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. Brittany also attended the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, IN in 2006.
Brittany has been performing all over the world since her studies. Some of Brittany’s more note worthy performances include, fiddling with country artist Imaj in 2018, recording with Luminous Sound in 2017-2018, and producing her first music video in 2018, "Return to Me". She was chosen to solo in First Baptist's Christmas Premier in 2017, she performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and Dallas Chamber Symphony in 2016. She taught and performed at St. Mary Kevin's Orphanage in Uganda in 2016. She loved 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.
As a principal player and Executive Director of Uptown Violins, Brittany has performed all through the DFW area including The Nasher Sculpture Center, The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, The Rosewood Crescent Court Hotel, several Modern Luxury Events, Forty-Five Ten Designer Boutique, Arlington Hall at Lee Park, AIA Events, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, the Piazzas, Park Cities Presbyterian Church, SMU Perkin's Chapel, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Gateway Church of Dallas, Dallas Country Club, the George Bush Center, Union Station, The Four Seasons of Dallas, Norton Rose and Fulbright Law Firm, Frost Bank for the Uptown Tower's opening, Mckinney and Olive Tower for the Foley and Gardere Law Firm, and the Ritz Carlton of Dallas. A few other venues she has played at in the Texas area are The Milestone, Villa del Lago in Austin, TX, the opening of the Shops at Clearfork in Fort Worth, TX, The Laurel, and Morgan Creek Barn. She has also performed several times at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City along with the Webster House. Brittany has also performed in Wichita at the Mark Arts Center for Performing Arts , Botanica, and at the 2017 Autumn and Arts festival in Bradley Fair.
In addition to performing, Brittany has had a successful teaching career over the past 11 years where she has taught students ranging from the age of three to the collegiate level. She runs a full studio of thirty plus students at anytime where she conducts private lessons, group lessons, master class sessions, elite string classes, recitals, summer camps, and workshops.She teaches primarily by the Suzuki Method of teaching but also includes improvisation in jazz, country, and pop music. In 2017 Brittany worked as a guest instructor in the Allen School District All-Region workshop. She also was a guest instructor of pop string studies at the High Plains Music Camp in 2014 and guest instructed classical violin studies at Southwestern College's Cole Family Summer Music Festival in 2015. 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.