Brian Thornton



Brian is a member of the Cleveland Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with over 30 orchestras across the United States, as well as in many chamber music collaborations with different ensembles. Having a special interest in modern music has led him to premier works of little known to well-known composers such as Donald Erb and John Adams. He also leads many ensembles as conductor, including the precollege division at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and is the artistic director of the Lev Aronson Legacy Festival in Dallas, which promotes the teaching and playing traditions of one of the most influential cello pedagogues and Holocaust survivor, Lev Aronson.


Learn more about Brian and the Lev Aronson Legacy Festival at


Sponsored by Jeri and Todd Corgill.


Brian will perform in the following events as part of Festival Mozaic's 2018 season, Music Without Borders.


Friday, July 27 | Open Rehearsal  INFO


Friday, July 27 | Chamber Series: Mozart to Modernity  INFO


Saturday, July 28 | Orchestra Series: Music Without Borders  INFO


Sunday, July 29 | Chamber Series: Scott Yoo and Friends  INFO




Past performances featuring Brian Thornton: