Brandon Vance is a two-time U.S. Open National Scottish Fiddle Champion – the youngest to receive the award, at age 14. With a B.M. and M.M. in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Vance has performed and taught internationally, serving as a guest lecturer at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy, as well as guest artist at the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh. In addition, Vance is an innovative composer, having performed the World Premiere of his own composition “Gael Storm” for fiddle and orchestra with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall.