Pianist David Brickle serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Milligan University teaching piano and music theory. David has performed widely throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and internationally in Spain. He has appeared in a variety of broadcasts including National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and ETV Radio’s “On the Keys.” David has been a featured guest artist in numerous concert series including the Lander University Emerging Keyboard Artist Series, the Festival of Keys, the Southern Exposure Concert Series, The Wallace Community College International Artist Series, and the South Carolina Governor’s School Discovery Summer Music Program. He has also performed as a concerto soloist with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and as a keyboardist for the Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra. After winning first prize in the South Carolina MTNA competition two years in a row and receiving honorable mention at the southeastern division level, David has also twice been a finalist at the Chautauqua International Piano Competition. He performed in “The Best of Young Artists Chamber Music Concert” at the Roundtop Festival Institute after being selected as a winner during their annual chamber music competition in 2017. Most recently, he was selected as the winner of the Chapman/Neesen competition within the FSU graduate piano program. He and his wife, Marianna Brickle, have collaborated in many concerts and recitals as a violin and piano duo since 2007.
David completed his Doctor of Music degree in piano performance studying with Read Gainsford, and also the Specialized Study Program in Pedagogy of Music Theory at Florida State University. He holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance from FSU where he also taught secondary applied piano lessons to both graduate and undergraduate students as a Graduate Assistant in Teaching for the FSU College of Music. David also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of South Carolina where he studied with Marina Lomazov.
As a teacher committed to education in the community, David has served as a music educator and collaborative pianist for over ten years. During the summer, he serves on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan, and has also been on the faculty of the MasterWorks Festival in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and the FSU Summer Piano Institute and Piano Camp. He has appeared as a pianist and lecturer for other community organizations such as Classical Conversations, as a piano instructor for the Chautauqua Music Festival Open Enrollment program, and for two years as a piano instructor for the Thomasville Road Academy of the Arts in Tallahassee, Florida.