Profile of David Ryther

David Ryther

Violin, Viola



David Ryther has served as the concertmaster for the La Jolla Symphony, where he won the Thomas Nee Award for outstanding leadership of the string section. David has performed and recorded with the Sonor Ensemble, was featured as violin soloist with the Red Fish Blue Fish percussion ensemble, Octagon new music ensemble, and has been featured playing contemporary music in such festivals as the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music as well as others. He has also given several premieres of music by living composers, and has collaborated many times with composers on new solo works for violin. Now based in San Francisco, David was featured as the soloist with S.F. Sound in a performance of Earl Brown’s violin concerto, Centering, and a recent performance of his George Crumb’s Black Angels was described by the SF classical voice as “full of the hilt.” David’s principal violin teacher’s have included Roy Malan, Henriek Kowalski, and Janos Negyesy. He has also worked closely with George Lewis and Robert Shankar. He earned his B.A. with highest honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz and is now pursuing a Doctorate at UCSD in contemporary violin performance.


B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

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