Austin Burket is currently serving as the Concertmaster/Violin 1 chair for the 2nd National Tour of Hamilton (Philip Company). His work experience includes performances with Yeethoven II at Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, Jackie Evancho, as well as performing, contracting, and string arranging for Northland Church in Longwood, FL. Burket has also regularly performed with the symphonies of Lansing, Southwest Michigan, and Port Charlotte.
He recently completed his Master’s Degree in Performance under the direction of Dmitri Berlinsky at Michigan State University. In his two years at MSU, Burket served as concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra and Opera Orchestra under the direction of maestro Kevin Noe, and he performed with Andy Akiho and the Musique 21 New Music Ensemble. He also served as Concertmaster for two successive summers at the MSU Conducting Symposium, where he worked closely with professional conductors and clinicians from across the country, including Jerry Junkin, Jeff Grogan, Kevin Sedatole, and Kevin Noe, on Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring for thirteen musicians.
Burket graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stetson University in 2015 from the studio of Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez, receiving dual Bachelor’s degrees in both Violin Performance and Chemistry. He also served as concertmaster of the Symphony, Chamber, and Opera orchestras under maestro Anthony Hose at Stetson University during his five years of undergraduate study. Burket has won numerous competitions on the collegiate, regional, and international level notably the Stetson University Concerto Competition, Orfeo International Music Festival’s Competition, and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs Senior Concerto Division. An avid chamber musician, Burket has collaborated with fellow students and faculty artists for countless recitals on a wide range of music from the standard repertoire to modern and contemporary commissioned works.
In addition to his outstanding collegiate musical experience, Burket has participated in masterclasses with some of the most celebrated artists and pedagogues of our time, including Mikhail Bezverkhni, Brooklyn Rider, and St. Lawrence String Quartet. He has also appeared at many prestigious music festivals, including Summit Music Festival; Nuevo Mundo Festival in Aruba; The International Academy of Music in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy; Brevard Music Festival; Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy; Bowdoin International Music Festival; and Eastern Music Festival.
Burket is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Societies, and he also served as president of Stetson’s chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity for two years.