David Colwell

David Colwell

David Colwell

Violin

David.Colwell@fredonia.edu

Mason Hall 3155
716-673-4822 phone
716-673-3154 fax

Bio:

Since his solo debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14, violinist David Colwell has enjoyed an active performing career as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada, United States, and Europe.  Recently, David presented recitals with pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky in Spain at the Deià International Music Festival and at the Palau March Summer Concert series in Palma de Mallorca.  Other memorable performances have included chamber music collaborations with Edgar Meyer, Timothy Eddy, Paul Katz, Barry Shiffman, Henk Guittart, Pekka Kuusisto, Ismo Eskelinen, and Ralf Gothóni. 

A dedicated teacher, David became a member of the performance faculty at the University of Virginia in 2006.  In 2011, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at State University of New York at Fredonia.  He also taught at the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy and served on the faculty of Masterworks Festival.  Recently, he offered masterclasses at Ithaca College, California State University at Fullerton, Buffalo State University, and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

A native of Alberta, Canada, David received his first violin lessons from Elfreda Gleam and William van der Sloot.   He was fortunate to study for nine years with Ranald Shean who instilled in him a deep love of music and a special appreciation of the violinists of the early 20th century.  Following a year of study with Edmond Agopian at Mount Royal College in Calgary, he began his undergraduate education at the University of Alberta under Martin Riseley.  As a full scholarship student at Yale School of Music, he studied with Peter Oundjian and Ani Kavafian.  He holds the Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale. 

As a winner of a Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship in both 1998 and 1999, David was afforded the opportunity to study at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria with Igor Oistrakh, Michael Frischenschlanger, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, and Igor Ozim. In the summers of 2004 and 2005, he studied and performed at the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. In June of 2005, David made his formal Ravinia Festival debut at the Martin Theater.

Bio:

Since his solo debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14, violinist David Colwell has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Canada, and the United States, and has been recorded by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A native of Alberta, Canada, David received his first violin lessons from Elfreda Gleam and William van der Sloot. After further studies with Ranald Shean and Edmond Agopian, he began his undergraduate education in 1997 at the University of Alberta where he studied with Martin Riseley.

In 2001, he entered the studio of Peter Oundjian and Ani Kavafian at Yale University School of Music and was awarded the Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts degrees in 2003 and 2005 respectively. In 2009, he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale. David is grateful to the Winspear Fund for its generous support of his studies from 2001-2005.

As a winner of a Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship in both 1998 and 1999, David was afforded the opportunity to study at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria with Igor Oistrakh, Michael Frischenschlanger, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, and Igor Ozim. In the summers of 2004 and 2005, he studied and performed at the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. In June of 2005, David made his formal Ravinia Festival debut at the Martin Theater.

As a member of the Mondrian Piano Quartet, David participated in the Banff Centre's Chamber Music Residency in the summer of 2007. Other memorable performances have included chamber music collaborations with Edgar Meyer, Timothy Eddy, Paul Katz, Barry Shiffman, Henk Guittart, Pekka Kuusito , Ismo Eskelinen, and Ralf Gothóni. In 2006, David became a member of the performance faculty at the University of Virginia. In 2011, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at Fredonia School of Music. He taught at the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy in 2011 and served on the faculty of Masterworks Festival in 2012 and 2013.

 

School of Music Office

Mason Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3151
(716) 673-3154 fax