Brian Wharton received his Bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and Master's from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He studied with Gordon Epperson, Walter Gray, Yehuda Hanani, Hans Jørgen Jenson, and William Wharton. He performed in master classes for Janos Starker, Lynn Harrell, Anner Blysma, and Laszlo Varga. Brian has held fellowships at the Congress of Strings and the Aspen Music Festival.
Currently, he maintains an active career in performing and teaching. He was a member of the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and has appeared with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the northwest including the Spokane Symphony, Olympia Chamber orchestra, the Capitol Area Youth Symphony, and the Tacoma Youth Symphony. He has also performed on the Seattle Asian Art Museum chamber music series, the Second City chamber series, and Chamber Music San Juans. Brian currently performs with Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Auburn Symphony.
Brian is a sought-after instructor in the south Puget Sound area. He has taught at PLU and maintains an active private studio. His students continue to receive the highest honors at the regional and state solo and ensemble contests. Brian currently resides in Auburn with his wife Melinda and their two children, Hailey and Connor.