David Bowlin

Violinist David Bowlin is on the violin and chamber music faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he also serves as Chair of Strings.  First prize winner of the 2003 Washington International Competition, Bowlin has performed extensively as a soloist, with premieres of violin concertos written for him at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and at the Aspen Music Festival.

As a chamber musician, Bowlin has made many tours with Musicians from Marlboro, and tours regularly with both the Oberlin Trio and his duo partner, pianist Tony Cho (www.bowlinchoduo.com). Bowlin is a founding member of the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and a former member of the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players.

Bowlin has performed as guest concertmaster with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Marlboro Festival Orchestra, and the IRIS 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 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