Since beginning viola studies at the age of 12, Brenton Caldwell has performed on three continents. He has appeared as a soloist with the Curtis and Banff chamber ensembles and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. A dedicated chamber musician, Brenton has performed alongside artists such as Roberto Dí_az, Gary Graffman, Ida Kavafian, Menahem Pressler, and Steven Tenenbom. Festival appearances include Banff, Verbier, Angel Fire, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Tanglewood, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. With an ardent devotion to education, Mr. Caldwell has participated in numerous outreach projects and served as teaching assistant to his longtime mentor Karen Tuttle. Other major influences include Susan Dubois, Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Roberto Dí_az, Misha Amory, and Pamela Frank. A native of Tyler, Texas, Brenton is a graduate of the Cleveland and Curtis institutes of music. As part of his fellowship program, Brenton taught in Queens, at PS 62.