David Bowlin, violin
Violinist David Bowlin has won critical acclaim for his solo and chamber music performances of a broad range of repertoire from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and many others. First prize winner of the 2003 Washington International Competition, Bowlin has performed with such leading artists as Mitsuko Uchida and Richard Goode, and with members of the Juilliard, Emerson, and Brentano string quartets. His solo performances include premieres of violin concerti written for him at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and in recent seasons he has performed concerti at Miller Theater in New York, the Aspen Music Festival, and with the La Jolla Symphony.
A passionate proponent of contemporary literature, Bowlin is a founding member of the highly acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble, Musical America’s 2014 Ensemble of the Year, a current member of the Oberlin Trio, and a former member of the Naumburg-award winning Da Capo Chamber Players. Bowlin has appeared at many festivals including the Marlboro, Kneisel Hall, Aspen, and Bowdoin festivals, and at the Banff Centre. His recordings can be found on the Bridge, Naxos, Arsis, New Focus, Mode, and Oberlin Music labels.
Bowlin is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University, and is currently Associate Professor of Violin and the Director of String Studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.