Originally from University Place, Washington, Brian Fox divides his time between New York City and Seattle performing with a diverse number of ensembles including: the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic. In 2015 Brian was appeared as guest assistant concertmaster in the South Dakota Symphony's production of Wagner's "Der fliegende Hollander". Until recently, he was a member of the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas in Miami, FL. While there, he performed as concertmaster and soloist and was twice winner of the annual concerto competition. Brian’s performances were praised by the Miami Herald and the South Florida Classical Review as “touchingly expressive”, “remarkable”, “scrupulously musical” and “fully seasoned”.
Prior to his tenure in Miami, Brian was a member of La Orquestra Comunidad de Valencia, Reina Sofia (Spain), at the invitation of Music Director Lorin Maazel. Many live performances with the OCV were released to international acclaim including Wagner’s complete "Der Ring des Nibelungen" conducted by Zubin Mehta. Brian’s recording projects range from the solo albums of Tenor Juan Diego Florez to Alicia Keys triple platinum R&B hit “As I Am” and Alan Menken’s score for the movie “Mirror Mirror”.
Brian received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Additionally, he spent 6 summers as the Aspen Music Festival performing as concertmaster in the Aspen Concert Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the Aspen Chamber Symphony. Brian has also appeared at the Tanglewood Music Center, Yellow Barn, Taos, Crested Butte and Bellingham Music Festivals and as concertmaster of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra.
Brian performs on a violin made by the Brooklyn luthier Samuel Zygmuntowicz, his bows are crafted by Charles Espey.