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Der Schwanendreher - Paul Hindemith


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Kenneth Jacobs: Approaching Northern Darkness (2004), mvt 1. A virtuosic 47- minute concerto that was written for me and which I have premiered in North America, South Africa and in Australia. I recorded this work with the Kiev Philharmonic on the ERM label, Robert Winstin conducting in Kiev, Ukraine.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Notturno for Viola and Piano, Op. 42, mvt 6. Transcribed by William Primrose from Beethoven's String Trio Op. 8. Live in recital with Allison Gagnon, pianist.

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Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano Op.11.4, Fantasie, mvt 1 played with Allison Gagnon, piano. Live at UNCSA's Watson Hall.


Maurice Gardner: Tricinium for Solo Viola, mvt 2, Amoroso, performed live  at the University of South Carolina Viola Day, 2008


Elliot Carter: Au Quai, Duo for Viola and Bassoon  played with Saxton Rose, bassoon, performed live at UNCSA's Watson Hall

C o n c e r t s



Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
The Arts at Trinity presents Serafin String Quartet
Featuring Beethoven String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2; Bartok String Quartet No.3; and Beethoven String Quartet in a minor, Op. 132
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1108 N. Adams Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Free, donations appreciated


June 1-3 2018

Techne Music Festival

Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA

Wednesday, June 13th - Saturday, 16th 2018

Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA

American Viola Society Festival

Presentation: Rochberg Coordinated  by Sheila Browne

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival

Sunday, June 24th - Sunday, July 22nd 2018

Burlington, VT

Wednesday, June 27th 2018

Convergence for Viola and Piano by Andrea Clearfield

Sheila Browne, viola with Juliana Osinchuk, piano

North of History Salon

New York, NY


July 25th - August 5th

Master Players International Festival

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

Newly offered this year: Karen Tuttle Intensive sessions with Juilliard alum viola faculty: Sheila Browne, Susan DuBois

Master Players International Festival

 Friday, July 28, 2018  at 7 p.m.

University of Delaware Gore Recital Hall, Newark, DE 

Le Grand Tango- Astor Piazzolla

 Sheila Browne,viola

 Matthew Brower, piano

Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7 p.m.
University of Delaware Gore Recital Hall, Newark, DE 

Piano Quartet in G minor , K. 478 - W. A. Mozart 

 Tim Kantor, violin

 Sheila Browne, viola

 Colin Carr, cello

 Charles Abramovic, piano

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7 p.m.

University of Delaware Gore Recital Hall, Newark, DE 

String Quartet, Op 59. 3 L. van Beethoven

HaiXin Wu, James Stern, 

 Sheila Browne, viola

 Bo Li, cello


Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Philadelphia Arts Alliance@UArts:  Works in Progress 
251 S.18th St

Browne Sisters:
Sheila and Barbara Browne
Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata for Viola and Piano ( transcribed)

Sunday, August 19 at 10 a.m.

Wesminster Presbyterian Church, 
Wilmington, DE

Month of Musical Masterpieces: Sonata for Viola and Piano- Henri Vieuxtemps

 Sheila Browne, viola

 Paul Fleckenstein, piano


Friday September 14th,  8 p.m.
Gala Celebration Concert
Mitchell Hall, University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Sheila Browne, Viola,
Julie Nishimura, piano
Brahms Scherzo

UD Events Calendar

Friday September 28th 8 p.m.
Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for The Arts
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Faculty Recital
Sheila Browne, Viola,
Julie Nishimura, Piano

Works of Hummel, Brahms, Clearfield, Clarke, Piazzolla

UD Events Calendar

Mid-West Tour:
-Sunday, September 30, 2018
Harper Hall, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, 
Appleton, WI

Guest Viola Masterclass at 12:30 pm.
Guest Artist Recital at 6 pm.
Works of Hummel, Brahms, Rochberg, Clearfield, Clarke

Sheila Browne, viola
Julie Nishimura, piano


-Tuesday, October 2nd & 3rd, 2018
Luther College
Decorah, IA

Guest Viola Masterclass,
Guest Recital


-Thursday, October 4, 2018
University of Minnesota 
Guest Artist Masterclass, Recital

Sunday October 28th 7 p.m.
Andrea Clearfield's Salon  Philadelphia, PA
Sheila Browne, Viola,
Julie Nishimura, piano Convergence by Andrea Clearfield


Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2 p.m.
Rowan University 
Glassboro, NJ

Leo Smit Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Sheila Browne, viola soloist
Rowan String Chamber Orchestra 
Timothy Schwarz, conductor

Tuesday,  November 13th, 2018, 8 p.m.

Bernstein 100th Birth Anniversary Concert

Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for The Arts
University of Delaware,
Newark DE

Sheila Browne, viola

Juliana Osinchuk, piano

UD Events Calendar

Saturday, November 17th, 2018, 1-3 p.m.

Cleveland Institute of Music

Guest Artist Masterclass - Sheila Browne, viola

College students of Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey

Sunday November 25th 2018, 2 p.m.
Delaware Art Museum
Wilmington, DE
Taking Center Stage: Women Composers Then and Now

Sheila Browne, Viola
Julie Nishimura, Piano

Works of Andrea Clearfield, Rebecca Clarke, Judith Shatin, Joan Tower


Wednesday December 5th 2018, 8 p.m. 
Mitchell Hall,
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 
UD Wind Ensemble
Conductor, Lauren  Reynolds
Masterworks of Paul Hindemith

Sheila Browne, Viola soloist:
der Schwanendreher ( The Swan-Turner ) Paul Hindemith

UD Events Calendar

January 2019

Friday January 11th - Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Karen Tuttle Viola Workshop
University of Delaware
Center for the Fine Arts
Newark, DE, USA

Director, Sheila Browne

Faculty Professors, performers: Sheila Browne Susan Dubois, Jeffrey Irvine, Michelle LaCourse, Karen Ritscher

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Friday, January 25th-Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Viva Viola Festival (Taiwan) - application deadline - December 31st 2018

Karen Tuttle Masterclass led by Sheila Browne, viola


February 2-5, 2019

Tianjin Juilliard Masterclasses

Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday, February 20-23, 2019

Seoul National Conservatory Chamber Music Festival, Korea

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Tianjin Juilliard auditions Seoul National Conservatory

Monday, February 25th 2019

Gore Recital Hall

University of Delaware

Newark DE

Faculty Recital

Chris Nichols, Clarinet
Sheila Browne Viola,
Julie Nishimura, piano

Works to include Rebecca Clarke

UD Events Calendar

Tianjin Juilliard Masterclasses in Europe

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Conservatoire a rayonnement regional de Paris, France


Tianjin Juilliard Masterclass

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Hans Eisler MusikHochschule

Berlin, Germany

Tianjin Juilliard Masterclass

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Steinway Hall

London, U.K.

Sunday, March 10th 2019 3 p.m.

Ethical Culture Society

Philadelphia, PA

Works of Andrea Clearfield

Performers to include:
Sheila Browne, Viola
Juliana Osinchuk, piano

Tianjin Juilliard

Friday, March 22-25, 2019

Tianjin Juilliard auditions in Beijing and Tianjin, China


Tuesday April 16th  2019 8 p.m.
Tiger Lily: Works by Women, African Americans and Latinos

University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Rebecca Clarke Duo for clarinet and viola 
Chris Nichols, clarinet 
Sheila Browne, viola

UD Events Calendar


Saturday May 11th 2019, 3 p.m.  Temple University Gifted Young Musicians Chamber Orchestra 
50th Anniversary Season
Holy Trinity Church,
Rittenhouse Square,
Philadelphia PA

Aaron Picht, conductor

Hummel Fantasie for Viola and Chamber Orchestra
Sheila Browne, viola soloist


Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Karen Tuttle and Max Aronoff Festival

Fairfax, Virginia

Wednesday June 12th - Sunday, June 16th
Techne Music Festival 
Moravian College
Bethlehem, PA

Timothy Schwartz, director and faculty violin,
Sheila Browne faculty violist
Larry Stomberg, faculty cellist

June 24-29, 2019

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival

Saturday, July 7-13, 2019

Prague String Festival

Czech Republic

David Kalhous, director

Masterclasses focusing on Karen Tuttle taught by Sheila Browne, viola

August 15-20, 2019

Zimbalista Music Festival

Tefen, Israel

Viola and Marimba Duo Concerto by Mark Hagerty to be premiered by Sheila Browne, viola and Chen Zimbalista, marimba

Past Performances
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