David Quiggle

Born in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, David Quiggle has been a leading violist, chamber musician and teacher for more than 20 years. As a member of the Casals Quartet he toured Europe and South America, and won top prizes in the London, Hamburg and Paolo Borciani string quartet competitions.

His solo performances include the Bartók Viola Concerto with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher with the Medellín Philharmonic; and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in Madrid and Valladolid with violinists Gordan Nikolić and Alina Ibragimova. David is one of the founders of BandArt, and he has been frequently invited to play with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

David studied violin, viola, and string quartet at the Vancouver Academy of Music, the New England Conservatory and the Musikhochschule of Cologne. His teachers include Walter Trampler, Gwen Thompson, Walter Levin, Louis Krasner, Eugene Lehner, and the members of the Alban Berg Quartet.

Since 2006 he has worked with the SaludArte Foundation on projects including concerts and workshops for people with special needs, in situations of social exclusion or in hospitals or prisons. In collaboration with SaludArte, Lisarco Dance and the New World Symphony, he took part in the collective creation of Synergy, a show for four musicians and five dancers that includes functionally diverse artists. Synergy was premiered in June 2013 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and since has been staged in Barcelona, Valladolid, Madrid, Miami, Jerusalem and Ramallah.

David has coached youth orchestras in Spain, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Japan, Korea, Singapore and the USA, and was for ten years viola teacher at the Musikene Conservatory in San Sebastián, Spain.

In 2017 David took up the position of Principal Viola with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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