Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member David Wallace
David Wallace, viola, has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, a recital for the New York Viola Society, the New York premiere of Stefano Gervasoni’s Viola Concerto in Alice Tully Hall, and a 20-concert Visiting Artist’s Residency in Saginaw, Michigan. As a soloist, he has been broadcast on National Public Radio, CBS television, WQXR radio’s McGraw-Hill Young Artist’s Showcase, and gospel music radio show Live from the Lamb’s. A regular performer as a soloist and chamber musician, David is also the fiddler of the Texas-style string band The Doc Wallace Trio, which released its debut album, Live at the Living Room, in 2001 and which has toured for Young Audiences of Houston.
David has performed for numerous concert series and festivals, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Beethoven Marathon, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Festival, the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden Series, Mark O’Connor’s Fiddle Camp and Strings Conference, SONIC BOOM, CONTINUUM, Summer Music (Des Moines), 20th Century Music and On, Music Under Construction, Bowdoin, Encore, Musicorda, Cascade Head, and the Texas Music Festival.
Actively involved in educational outreach and interactive concerts, David is the Halee and David Baldwin Teaching Artist of the New York Philharmonic, where he has been a faculty member since 1997. As Program Designer and Teaching Artist in Residence of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, he designs the Classroom to Concert program in which he appears as host and soloist for 14 orchestral concerts and dozens of in-school performances, which annually reach over 12,000 students. In 2002, David was the first recipient of the $10,000 McGraw-Hill Companies’ Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach, awarded to musicians who have distinguished themselves as artists and educators.
David received his Doctor of Musical Arts with the Richard French Prize from the Juilliard School, where he served as Assistant to Karen Tuttle and where he is now faculty.
Musica Bella concerts: January 17, 2004; January 18, 2004