David Bowlin

Violinist David Bowlin currently serves as Director of String Studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he teaches violin and chamber music.

Bowlin is a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), 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 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 Hermentin, and the 2016 world premiere of Marcos Balter’s Violin Concerto for the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center.

Bowlin has made several tours with Musicians from Marlboro and performed as guest concertmaster with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the IRIS Orchestra, and the Marlboro Festival Orchestra. In addition to Marlboro, he has appeared at the Aspen, Banff, Bowdoin, Chesapeake, and Ojai festivals, ChamberFest Cleveland, and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, where he has been faculty artist since 2013. His awards include first prize at the Washington International Competition and the 2017 Samuel Sanders Award from the Classical Recording Foundation. His recordings can be found on the Bridge, Naxos, Arsis, New Focus, Mode, Tundra, and Oberlin Music labels. Bowlin is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University.


David Bowlin


Oberlin Conservatory of Music