Violinist David Bowlin’s solo and chamber music performances of a wide-ranging repertoire have won him significant critical acclaim and taken him throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He has given dozens of premieres, including the world premiere at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall of Mahagoni, a violin concerto written for him by Austrian composer Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin, and the 2016 world premiere of Marcos Balter’s Violin Concerto for the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. Bowlin is a founding member of the 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. He has made several tours with Musicians from Marlboro and performed as guest concertmaster with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the IRIS Chamber Orchestra. His solo and chamber music recordings can be found on a number of labels, including Bridge, Naxos, Arsis, and Oberlin Music.
Bowlin teaches on the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has taught at many summer festivals including the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and the Mannes Beethoven Institute.