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David Auerbach

Guest Musician

Violist David Auerbach will begin his third consecutive one-year position with the Minnesota Orchestra this fall. Since moving to the Twin Cities in the fall of 2007, David has cultivated a fulfilling and varied performing and teaching career. He is the principal violist of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, and has performed regularly with the Saintt Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as many other local orchestral and chamber ensembles. He also frequently performs elsewhere in the country, including with the chamber orchestra A Far Cry, which is based in Boston. A dedicated chamber musician, David has participated in the music festivals of Ravinia, Kneisel Hall, and Norfolk, and he has performed with chamber groups several times in Carnegie's Weill and Zankel Recital Halls. David joined the faculty of the University of St. Thomas in 2012, and also maintains a private teaching studio.

David earned a DMA from Stony Brook University in 2007, where he was a scholarship student of Katherine Murdock. Additionally, he received a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Samuel Rhodes, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with majors in Music Performance (studying with Sally Chisholm) and Molecular Biology.