Violinist David Bowlin is an active chamber musician and soloist, a versatile performer of music both new and old. Accolades include first prize at the Washington International Competition for Strings and the 2007 Samuel Baron prize from Stony Brook University. He has performed dozens of premieres, including the Weill Hall world premiere of a concerto written for him by Austrian composer Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin. Recent appearances include Musicians from Marlboro tour performances, and recital and chamber music appearances in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. An active recording artist, Bowlin has recorded both solo and chamber music on the Bridge, Naxos, New Focus, Arsis, Mode, and Albany labels.
Bowlin has been on the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music since 2007, and has given masterclasses at major institutions including Cornell University, Stony Brook University, the North Carolina School for the Arts, and the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Mexico. He is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and a former member of the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players with whom he has toured extensively in both the United States, Poland, Mexico, and the former Soviet Union. He holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School, and SUNY Stony Brook. Teachers include Roland and Almita Vamos, Ronald Copes, Philip Setzer, Ani Kavafian, Pamela Frank, and Stephen and Kimberly Sims.