Pelican International Music Competition for Young Artists
Violinist Dr. Marianna Brickle is an orchestral and chamber musician, recitalist, and educator
based in Johnson City, Tennessee. In the summer, she is on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in
Michigan, where she teaches aspiring young violinists and performs with faculty ensembles. She serves
on the faculty of East Tennessee State University, and as Adjunct Lecturer of Violin at King University.
She performs with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, and
Paramount Chamber Players. Before relocating in 2020, Marianna was a contracted violinist for the
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and Valdosta
Symphony. She also has played with the Fairfax Symphony and Ashlawn Opera Festival in Virginia. She is
an alumna of the National Orchestral Institute, Brevard Music Center, Round Top Institute and Festival,
and the Duxbury Music Festival in Massachusetts. Often serving as an adjudicator, Marianna has been
on the panels of the Alabama All-State Auditions, the Florida MTNA competition, and the Pelican
International Music Competition.
Marianna holds both Doctor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from Florida
State University where she served as assistant to Corinne Stillwell. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of
Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Maryland where she studied with David
Salness. During her studies at UMD, she was coached by members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
and the Guarneri String Quartet. In 2016, Marianna was on the faculty of the FSU String Orchestra
Camp, and in the summers of 2014 and 2015, was a Marian Anderson String Quartet Teaching Fellow.
Marianna and her husband, pianist David Brickle, perform as the Brickle Duo. They have
appeared in recital widely across the United States, including as guests of CUNY Staten Island, and in
Puerto Rico as guests of Puerto Rico Baptist College. Marianna enjoys programing lesser-known
American music alongside more traditional classics. Her treatise, “Rooted in America: the Roy Harris and
Henry Cowell Sonatas for Violin and Piano,” offers both historical and musical analysis of two overlooked
pieces of the violin/piano repertoire.