David Ehrlich | Visiting Tutor
Violinist David Ehrlich began his professional career as concertmaster and soloist with the Tel Aviv Chamber Orchestra and toured as guest soloist with other Israeli chamber orchestras. He served as concertmaster and soloist of the Colorado Festival Orchestra, Filarmonica de Caracas, Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and was associate concertmaster with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In 1984 he joined the Audubon String Quartet at Virginia Tech as first violinist. With the quartet, Ehrlich toured all over the world, performing on some of the most prestigious stages and appearing on radio and television. He has conducted masterclasses and lectures at New England Conservatory, University of South Carolina, Oberlin, Cleveland Institute of Music, Chautauqua-New York, Tel Aviv University, and Arizona State University, as well as in Ireland, Venezuela, the Czech Republic, and many other countries. He has recorded on RCA, Telarc, and Centaur labels. Since 2004, Ehrlich has served as the Outreach Fellow of Fine Arts at Virginia Tech, where he is involved in developing music programs in underserved communities of southern and southwest Virginia. Together with his wife, Teresa Ehrlich, he founded the Renaissance Music Academy and he is also the artistic director of Musica Viva, a chamber music concert series based in Blacksburg. Ehrlich performs on a violin made by Carlo Bergonzi(1735), through the generosity of the Virginia Tech Foundation.