David Salness, Violin

Violinist David Salness has toured extensively in over 30 countries, attaining international recognition as a performer and teacher. His concerts have been broadcast by NPR, Bayerische Rundfunk, and the British and Canadian Broadcast Corporations. Mr. Salness’s critically acclaimed recordings are found on the RCA, Telarc, and Centaur Labels amongst others. Mr. Salness was for twelve years a member of the Audubon Quartet and won the Deuxieme Grand Prix as a member of Nisaika in the 1984 Evian International String Quartet Competition. Currently he is a member of the Left Bank Quartet and has collaborated with many ensembles including the Miami, Orford, Moscow, Guarneri and Cleveland Quartets. Mr. Salness has participated in Aspen’s Center for Advanced Quartet Studies and in the Newport, Banff, and Mostly Mozart Festivals.

Formerly on the Artist Faculty of the Meadowmount School and Distinguished Teacher of Violin at the Brevard Music Center, his students have won top prizes in international solo and chamber music competitions; hold leadership positions in major orchestras; and serve on faculties of leading institutions around the world. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Salness is Professor of Violin and Director of Chamber Music at the University of Maryland.