The Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Chair

Brian Reagin has been Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony for more than 30 years, and Concertmaster of the Chautauqua Symphony summer festival orchestra for more than 20 years. Before joining NCS, Reagin was Assistant Concertmaster with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under André Previn and Lorin Maazel.

Since 1990, Reagin has appeared as soloist with the North Carolina Symphony more than 100 times, making him the most frequent soloist in the Symphony’s history. On September 13, 2001, two days after the tragic attacks on America, Mr. Reagin was called on, with 24-hours’ notice, to substitute for Itzhak Perlman—who was stranded in Detroit—in a performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at the Symphony’s gala season-opening concert.

Reagin has performed concerts and recitals in the U.S, Europe, Africa, Canada, China, Japan, Puerto Rico, and the West Indies. Almost every winter for the past 30 years, he has traveled to St. Bart’s Music Festival in the Caribbean, where he serves as Concertmaster. Reagin has been a member of the first violin section of the All Star Orchestra—a made-for-television recording project comprised of many of the greatest orchestral musicians in the country, under the musical leadership of Gerard Schwartz—for two summers.

Reagin is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance in 1976 and an artist diploma in 1977.