The Professor at the Tianjin Juilliard School
曾被紐約時報譽為"具有獨特風格的演奏家"，中提琴家希拉·布朗女士為美國知名中提琴獨奏、室內樂演奏家。她的演出足跡遍佈世界，曾與茱莉亞音樂院樂團，基輔愛樂樂團，新世界交響樂團等樂團合作演出，也曾在紐約卡內基音樂廳擔任獨奏表演。布朗女士於茱莉亞音樂學院獲得音樂學士學位，她曾經擔任中提琴家 Karen Tuttle的助教。也曾獲得DAAD獎學金，與中提琴家 Kim Kashkashian一起學習，並且曾擔任Karen Ritscher在萊斯大學的助教，同時在重奏課程中獲得碩士學位。
她曾在北卡羅萊納大學藝術學院、聖路易斯密蘇里大學等學院任教，目前她於美國 University of Delaware 擔任中提琴教授。她即將於2019年，任教於天津茱莉亞音樂學院。
Hailed by the New York Times as a "stylish player" for a concerto performance Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, violist Sheila Browne is an accomplished international soloist, chamber musician and professor.
Honored to be named the William Primrose Memorial Recitalist of 2016, Ms. Browne has performed in major halls on six continents, including solo performances with the Juilliard Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic, New World Symphony, in Carnegie Hall with the New York Women's Ensemble, South African International Viola, Congress Festival Orchestra, and the Viva Vivaldi!, Reina Sofia and German-French chamber orchestras, and with the Highland Mountain Correctional Center Women's String Orchestra in Alaska. She was the only viola finalist in the 2004 International Pro Musicis Solo Awards at Carnegie Hall.
A proponent of new music, she has premiered a concerto written for her by Kenneth Jacobs at the international viola congresses in Australia and South Africa, which was recently released on CD, recorded with the Kiev Philharmonic. She has worked on solo and chamber works with living composers William Bolcom, Krystof Penderecki, Joan Tower, Judith Shatin, and Gabriella Lena Frank, among others.
She has performed with Shmuel Ashkenazy, Aretha Franklin, Miriam Fried, Matt Haimowitz, Gilbert Kalish, Paul Katz, David Krakauer, Anton Kuerti, Ruth Laredo, Joseph Robinson, Arnold Steinhardt, Richard Stolzman, and members of Guarneri, Vermeer, Brentano, Audubon and Calidore quartets, Diaz Trio, and has recorded with Fire Pink Trio, Audra MacDonald, Natalie Cole and Lisa Loeb, on Sony, Bridge, MSR, Albany, Centaur, and Rising with Carol Wincenc was chosen as Minnesota Public Radio's CD of the Month.
A devoted and sought- after teacher and clinician, Ms. Browne has given masterclasses around the world, including at Seoul National, Luebeck Musik Hochschule, Leopold Mozart Academy, New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University, Lynn University, University of Michigan, Boston University, among many others. As the first viola professor ever to teach in Iraqi Kurdistan at the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq's inaugural year, she is featured in a recent book about the group, UPBEAT. She is Director of the January Karen Tuttle workshops, and is also on faculty at the annual NYU Tuttle Workshops in New York City and in Prague, and at several other summer festivals.
Sheila's students have gone on to many of the major viola programs in the U.S., either with substantial or full scholarship. This list includes: The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Colburn, Manhattan School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, University of Michigan, Boston University. An avid chamber coach, she has had quartets advance in competitions such as Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and her students have won competitions such as Kauder.
Ms. Browne received a Naumburg scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School, where she was Karen Tuttle's teaching assistant for four years. She was awarded a DAAD scholarship to study with soloist Kim Kashkashian, and was Karen Ritscher's teaching assistant at Rice University while earning a Master's degree in Paul Katz's String Quartet program. She serves as Associate Professor of Viola at the University of Delaware and has served on the faculties of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of St Louis- Missouri, and New York, Duke and Tennessee universities. She has had both a viola and bow made for her, by Maarten Cornelissen and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Benoit Rolland.