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Faculty Biography
David Perry  
David Perry
Artist in Residence, Professor of Violin
Phone: (608) 263-1926

Ensemble: Pro Arte Quartet

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Violinist David Perry joined the Pro Arte Quartet and the UW-Madison faculty in 1995, and was granted a Paul Collins Endowed Professorship in 2003. Concertmaster of the Aspen Chamber Symphony and the Chicago Philharmonic, Professor Perry has frequently served as guest concertmaster of such groups as the China National Symphony Orchestra (Beijing), the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and the American Sinfonietta. He has been active since the late 1980s with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, renowned for playing without a conductor. He may be heard on many of the Deutsche Grammophon recordings and has performed, often as concertmaster, in Carnegie Hall and most of the major cultural centers of North and South America, Europe and the Far East. Other recordings include solo performances of Mendelssohn and Sarasate on the Sonos and Sonari labels and numerous Pro Arte releases.

A 1985 U. S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, his first prizes have included the International D'Angelo Competition, National MTNA Auditions, and the Juilliard Concerto Competition. Professor Perry has soloed with numerous orchestras in the U. S. and abroad, including the symphony orchestras of St. Louis and Chicago. Four years ago he became a founding member of the Aspen Ensemble, a quintet of faculty artists of the Aspen Music Festival, which regularly tours the U. S. and Japan. A native of Illinois, his early training was with John Kendall and Almita Vamos, followed by studies with Dorothy DeLay, Paul Kantor, and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School. Thanks to the Nathan McClure Opportunities Fund, Mr. Perry plays on a 1711 Franciscus Gobetti violin, arranged by Chancellor John Wiley and the UW Foundation.