Featured Artist: Britton-René Collins, vibraphone
Marquez, A. Danzón No. 2
de Falla, M. El Sombrero de tres picos Suite No. 2
Daughtry, Nathan Concerto for Vibraphone
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Debussy, C. La Mer
About the Artist:
Percussionist Britton-René Collins has dedicated her artistry to shaping an equitable community for all musicians to thrive equally. Britton-René is a winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, receiving the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active passion for creating social change through her music.
A Grand Prize winner of the 2022 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition and the 2021 Chicago International Music Competition, Britton-René has performed as a soloist in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has made several concerto appearances, including the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Valdosta Symphony, and the Meridian Symphony. In addition to her active solo career, Britton-René enjoys life as a chamber musician with New York City-based Excelsis Percussion Quartet. She is also the co-founder of Vision Duo alongside violinist Ariel Horowitz. As an advocate for new music, Britton-René’s current projects involve premiering new compositions and commissions for multi-percussion and marimba.
Photo from: Western Piedmont Symphony