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Dave Brubaker

First Violin

David Brubaker, who has been a member of the Pacific, Oregon and Houston Symphony Orchestras, joined the Minnesota Orchestra’s second violin section in 2003 and moved to the first violin section in summer 2008. He served as acting first associate concertmaster during the 2014 season.

Brubaker has appeared on numerous Minnesota Orchestra chamber music programs, most recently playing Brahms' Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano at the 2014 Sommerfest.

Brubaker is a native of Tucson, Arizona, where both his parents were music teachers and members of the Tucson Symphony. In addition to studying violin, he played oboe while growing up; he also sang as a member of the Tucson Boys Chorus, with which he toured the U.S. He earned degrees in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

Brubaker’s three siblings are also professional musicians, performing with the Chicago, Houston and Tucson Symphony Orchestras.