David Strassberg


By David Brandt

David Strassberg, concertmaster, discusses many topics, including his inspiration for music and his role with Union Symphony Orchestra.

“I think an orchestra is an integral part [of community]. It should be a very inclusive environment for all people to come and enjoy music, people of all backgrounds and ages, children, adults, elders. I think music is a very important part of culture and art and we definitely want to bring that to Union County, here in Monroe.”
— David Strassberg

More about David Strassberg

EXPERIENCE
Union Symphony Concertmaster
2020-present
Past Member of USO 1st violin section

Opera Carolina Orchestra, 1st Violin 2019-2020

Greenville Symphony (SC) 2003-Present
Substitute/regular extra musician

Current Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra member and RHSO Education Outreach
musician for Rock Hill Public Schools 2018-2019

An avid Freelancer, other orchestras have included SC Philharmonic, Asheville, Augusta
and Aiken Symphonies

Gala Concert performances with Opera Carolina, Josh Groban 2007, Andrea Bocelli
2018 and 2020
Theatre Charlotte, CPCC Opera Theatre, UNCC solo performance
2019 – Schindler’s List theme with Symphonic Band, orchestra performances with Earth,
Wind, and Fire (2007) The Moody Blues (1998) and The 5th Dimension (1996)

Violin and Viola instructor since 2000, privately and for Music and Arts Center in
Charlotte, NC
Instructor for MasterWorks in Davidson and Mooresville
Instructor for The Community School of the Arts in Charlotte

Perform for weddings, events, parties, recordings, and have delved into improvisation

EDUCATION
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Bachelor of Music Performance 2000

Studied with Mark Bjork, and Xiaoqing Yu, Monica Boboc and Calin
Lupanu of the Charlotte Symphony

Music Festivals – scholarship recipient for Chautauqua (1999) California Music Festival
(2004)