Brent Taghap, 23, is a violinist from the Tampa Bay area. A recent graduate of Florida State University, Brent holds a B.M. in Violin Performance. His primary teachers include Eliot Chapo, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, and Corinne Stillwell, former concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic. Brent is currently working on his M.M. at DePaul University under the tutelage of Janet Sung. Other interests include eating, sleeping, art, and playing with his cat, Wrenly.