Violinist David Southorn currently enjoys a versatile career as a Concertmaster, soloist and chamber musician. Recent solo highlights include performances of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Fremont Symphony and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Delaware Symphony where he was lauded by Delaware Arts Info as “nothing less than brilliant … powerful sound; immaculate precision and compelling agility… impeccable phrasing and polished lyricism…a zestful performance.” As a chamber musician he has performed recently with his award-winning Amphion String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall as members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS II. The 2018-2019 season is his first as the newly appointed Concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and will be featured in a performance of Scheherazade in the Fall. This year marks his 7th year as Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony and he continues his tenure as Assistant Concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
As Soloist, Mr. Southorn has appeared with the New Jersey Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Portland Festival Symphony and the New York Classical Players where his performance of Bach’s A minor Concerto has received over half a million views on YouTube. For the upcoming 2019-2020 season, Southorn has been engaged as soloist with both the New Haven Symphony and Delaware Symphony Orchestras. Based in New York City, Mr Southorn performs regularly as an extra with the New York Philharmonic and has joined them on multiple tours recently to China, Japan, Taiwan, Vail, and California. Southorn has performed as guest Concertmaster with a number of orchestras including the Incheon Philharmonic (South Korea), Miami Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony and the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra.
Recent highlights in his chamber music career include performances with the Amphion Quartet at Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Northwest, La Jolla Summerfest, the Tilles Center, The Library of Congress, The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, BargeMusic, Caramoor, Kneisel Hall and the Seoul Arts Center, among many others. He has collaborated with such esteemed musicians as Anne-Marie McDermott, Carter Brey, Ani Kavfian, David Shifrin and Edgar Meyer as well as the Tokyo String Quartet. The Amphion Quartet's recording with Nimbus Records was selected by the New York Times as a "Best Classical Album of 2015". They have won a number of awards including the Concert Artists Guild competition, 1st Prize and Audience Award at the Plowman Competition and the 1st Prize at the Hugo Kauder Competition.
Mr. Southorn received a Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from Yale University and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music.
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