Brandin Kreuder is currently serving in a one year position with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Just prior to his appointment he performed a seven week national tour with the band Hawthorne Heights, together with a 12-piece ensemble. As an orchestral musician he has performed with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival USA, and the New World Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with many celebrated musicians including John Williams, Yuja Wang, Kristin Chenoweth, and Pinchas Zukerman.
Prior to the pandemic, Brandin held a position as a guest entertainer with the Holland America cruise line, including for their premier itinerary –– the 2020 Grand World Voyage. Brandin holds degrees from the University of Miami Frost School of Music and the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. His former mentors include Jodi Levitz, Dr. Samantha George, Scott Flavin, and Chauncey Patterson. Aside from his career Brandin has solo-traveled extensively around the world, and has been to all seven continents. He documents his adventures on Instagram, @thelaststandby, and on his blog thelaststandby.com.