Brooke Scholl is a vivacious cellist who has made a name for herself, not only as a outstanding young instrumentalist working world-class orchestras and chamber ensembles, but also a future-thinking commentator on the classical music industry today.
Washington State born cellist Brooke Scholl is a vivacious and tenacious musician who has dedicated her life to the art of performing and teaching classical music.
She holds degrees in Cello Performance from Central Washington University where she studied with John Michel, The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where she studied with Desmond Hoebig and Andres Diaz,
and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a Masters in Cello Performance with Andres Diaz on full-ride scholarship and served as the newest member of the Julius Quartet, ensemble in residence at SMU, under the mentorship of Aaron Boyd and the Escher String Quartet.
As an electrically engaging performer, she has received numerous scholarships and awards, including top prizes at the MTNA regional and national competitions in chamber music and solo performance, the Snelling Scholarship, the Ihnatowycz Young Artist Scholarship, Central Washington University’s Concerto Competition and top prize at the Annual Glenn Gould School’s Chamber Music Competition. Furthermore, she has been a featured artist on the Distinguished Artist Series
and Music at the Meadows Series at Southern Methodist University. Additional influences include Abraham Feder, Clive Greensmith, Joshua Roman, Colin Carr, David Geringas and members of the Tokyo, Afiara, and Pacifica String Quartets. Brooke also has a passion for education, having taught 5th -8th grade orchestra at the Bear Creek School in Redmond, WA and sustains a private teaching studio and chamber music coaching career.
Most recently and notably, Brooke has expanded her career to include
booking classical soloists and chamber music ensembles with nearly a third
of the country’s orchestras and performance series for Opus 3 Artists in
New York City. She has cultivated numerous relationships with presenters across the country, helping them curate their classical performance series while propelling the careers of artists on the Opus 3 Roster (both well-established artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, and emerging young artists such as Drew Petersen, and the Viano String Quartet). Brooke gets to travel the United States seeing concerts and getting to know her roster’s artists and deepen her knowledge and understanding of their performance styles and practices.
Brooke possesses incredible expertise in the classical music repertoire,
history, practice, and in-depth understanding of artists and their abilities.
Her entrepreneurial spirit pushes her to use these qualities outside the realm and boundaries of her job as an agent. She has taken to blogging about her experiences, coaching others on how to carve out their own musical careers, and expanding classical music’s audience by sharing her passion with people outside the normal circles of performance goers. Brooke continues to work on special projects in pursuit of making classical music more relevant than ever.
Outside of music, Brooke’s other passion is animals-especially her fur babies
past and present. Her late black Pomeranian, Boo, was her rock through the first couple years of the covid pandemic and taught her the meaning of caring for pets, particularly in their old age and through physical deterioration. She currently owns two mini pomskies; Ana (red and white) and Elsa (black and white) who
are half-sisters and were responsibly bred by Sunset Pomskies in California. Having dealt with anxiety, depression, and trauma, Brooke believes that dogs
are the best medicine. A source of unconditional love and joy, they inspire us
to be our best and remain active. Pets will always have a place in Brooke’s life,
and she encourages others to adopt responsibly!
Brooke also enjoys international travel, spa hotels, being outside, and wants
to learn how to ski to further enjoy the mountains she admires so much!