Department Head -†String Instruments (Violin)
Edward Branigan has had a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader. Before coming to Toronto, Mr. Branigan served for 9 seasons as associate concertmaster with symphonies throughout the north east. He came to Toronto from Israel where he spent one season as concertmaster.
Born and trained in Europe, Mr. Branigan received his musical instruction at the Music School in Riga, Latvia.
Edward Branigan has made many solo appearances in Israel, Canada, France, Italy and Norway and throughout the United States including Carnegie Hall. In his solo appearances, he has performed the Bach Double Concerto, Mozart's Symphony Concertante and Brahms' Double Concerto.
In addition to his highly active performing life, Branigan has established himself as an internationally recognized teacher, having taught at Tanglewood; the Academia in Italy; and the Conservatoire de Paris.
Mr. Branigan has recorded the Shostakovich Violin Concerto, the solo part of Vivaldiís Four Seasons and Beethovenís Archduke.