David Southorn


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, Aaron Jay Kernis’ AIR with the New Haven 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 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 21-22 season is his 4th year as the Concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. This season marks his 10th year as Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony and he continues his tenure as Assistant Concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. This Fall he joins Mannes College The New School for Music as part-time Faculty. 


As Soloist, Mr. Southorn has appeared with the New Jersey Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Portland Festival Symphony and the New York Classical Players. Based in New York City, Mr Southorn performs regularly as an extra with the New York Philharmonic and has joined them on multiple tours around the world. Southorn has performed as guest Concertmaster with a number of orchestras including the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Incheon Philharmonic (South Korea) and the Miami Symphony 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. In the summer of 2019 Southorn performed as a guest artist at the Garth Newel Music Center. He has collaborated with such esteemed musicians as Anne-Marie McDermott, Carter Brey, Anthony McGill, Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin, Edgar Meyer and 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 won a number of awards including the Concert Artists Guild 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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