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Violin Concerto No. 5 – Second Movement
Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 8 Op.30 No.3
Violin Concerto Op.47 D-minor 1st Movement (Allegro-moderato)
Rabia Brooke is a Chicago-based violinist, member of the CYSO’s Symphony Orchestra and the Asrai Quartet. This summer she toured Central Europe and participated in the Curtis Institute Summer Fest where she served as concertmaster under the baton of Joshua Gersen of the New York Philharmonic. Equally comfortable in her roles as a solo, chamber, and orchestral player, Rabia’s performance experiences span a wide range of repertoire, styles, and collaborators. As a featured artist at the Kellogg Innovation Network’s Etude’s for Innovation at Nichols Hall, she performed solo and chamber works with Grammy-nominated banjoist Noam Pikelny and bluegrass band, Special Consensus. She toured Germany and France with Daniel Rowland for the filming of The Beethoven Documentary. In addition, she premiered and recorded Stacy Garrop’s string quartet, Athena Triumphant, with members of the Fifth House Ensemble at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall. Other recent appearances include performances: as Curtis Concerto Festival Winner, with Black Oak Ensemble, with Jasmine Lin of Formosa Quartet, a live solo performance on WFMT Introductions, with the Oistrakh Orchestra as a DePaul Concerto Festival Winner, Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall, Symphony Center, Steinway Concert Series, Stars of Tomorrow, PianoForte Studios, Buckingham Salon Series, Parisian Salon, International Beethoven Festival, and Chicago’s Schubertiade. She collaborates regularly with the Fifth House Ensemble, Beilin Han of the Heifetz Institute, Ann Chang of the Lied Center for Performing Arts, Adam Marks and others.
Rabia Brooke has been passionately studying violin since the age of three. Currently, she studies with Desiree Ruhstrat of Northwestern’s Beinen School of Music and the Lincoln Trio. She has performed in master classes for Ani Kavafian, Daniel Rowland, and Rachael Kolly d’Alba. Rabia has also enjoyed the mentorship and tutelage of pianists, Winston Choi and Deborah Sobol.