Justin Bruns is Associate Concertmaster with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He was previously Assistant Concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and served as Concertmaster at the Boulder Bach Festival. In 2012, Marin Alsop appointed him Concertmaster of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
As a chamber musician, Bruns has appeared with ensembles such as the Atlanta, Georgian, and Michigan Chamber Players and at the San Miguel Chamber Music Festival, Savannah Music Festival and Carnegie Hall.
Bruns maintains an active interest in bringing music to young and diverse audiences, assisting in the creation of Kids With Strings in Atlanta and as a featured collaborator in the ASO’s Artist-in-Residence Program. At Rice University he co-founded the Hammond Outreach Program and later participated in Up Close and Musical presentations in Denver. He teaches during the summer at Music In The Mountains Conservatory in Durango, CO and assumes the position of Director of Chamber Music at Kennesaw State University in September 2015.
Bruns graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and was awarded the top prize upon graduation, the Stanley Medal. He received his Master’s degree from Rice University. He has recorded with Pearl Jam, Faith Hill, and Bruce Springsteen.