Violinist David Southorn enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, concertmaster and soloist. He is currently part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS II program as a member of the award-winning Amphion String Quartet, and has collaborated with such distinguished musicians as David Shifrin, Joseph Swensen, Carter Brey, Edgar Meyer, Peter Wiley, Paul Neubauer, the Tokyo String Quartet as well as Ani and Ida Kavafian. Mr. Southorn currently serves as Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony. Additionally, he has performed as a guest concertmaster with the Miami and New Haven Symphonies, as well as with the Incheon Philharmonic in South Korea. Mr. Southorn is a member of the New York Classical Players and LE TRAIN BLEU, and is a substitute violinist with the New York Philharmonic.
Highlights of Mr. Southorn’s 2014-15 season include a performance of Scheherazade with the Delaware Symphony, a collaborative performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 with Tara Helen O'Connor and Ransom Wilson, and an appearance with LE TRAIN BLEU as a soloist in Winter, by Vivaldi. With the Amphion Quartet, he will collaborate with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and clarinetist David Shifrin, present a recital in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and release their first recording on the Nimbus Records label. Recent solo appearances include concerto performances with the Delaware Symphony, the New York Classical Players and at Chamber Music Northwest.
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. His teachers have included Ani Kavafian, Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim, Ian Swensen, Camilla Wicks and Wei He.