Brian Hanly

                    Professor Emeritus
                    Department of Music
                    University of Wyoming

                                        Phone:  970-985-4444


Professor Hanly relocated to Grand Junction, Colorado, in the summer of 2010 and is accepting private violin students on a limited basis.

He especially enjoys working with adults who are discovering or rediscovering their love of the violin.

Violinists interested in becoming students of Professor Hanly are encouraged to contact him directly via email or phone.


Brian Hanly is Professor Emeritus of violin and chamber orchestra at the University of Wyoming, and he has also taught previously at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and at Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore.  Some of Professor Hanly’s former violin students include William Preucil, now Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra; Andres Cardenes, Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony; Michelle Makarski, 1989 winner of the Carnegie Hall International Competition for Violinists; Miho Hashizume (1991 National Winner of the MTNA Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Competition) who is now a member of the Cleveland Orchestra; and Akemi Takayama, a former member of the Audubon String Quartet and now concertmaster of the Roanoke Symphony.  He also has many former students active in private teaching and music teaching and administration in public and private schools throughout the United States.  Professor Hanly’s former teachers include Josef Gingold, Ivan Galamian, and Dorothy Delay.

A native of Perth Australia, Brian Hanly has appeared as a soloist and in chamber music numerous times throughout the US, Europe, Latin America, and Australia. As a soloist with orchestra, he has collaborated with conductors Milton Katims, Thor Johnson, Henry Kripps, and Thomas Matthews, and he has had particular success with the concerti of Bach, Mozart, Bruch, and Prokofief. As a member of the Western Arts Trio for sixteen years he was extremely active particularly in contemporary music and was involved in commissioning, giving first performances, and recording trios that included those of Samuel Adler, David Baker, Robert Muczynski, and Joseph Schwantner, from the US; Manuel Enriquez, from Mexico; Malcolm Williamson, Great Britain; Marcelle de Manziarly, France; Ilja Zeljenka, Slovakia; and Harald Genzmer, Germany.