Mr. David McFadden

Violin, Viola, Cello Teacher

David McFadden


Midhurst, ON, Canada

David McFadden studied violin at the Royal Conservatory of Music receiving his ARCT diploma with First Class Honours. He continued his studies at the University of Toronto with former Toronto Symphony Concertmaster Jascha Milkis, and the Utrechts Conservatorium in Holland with Concertgebouw Concertmaster Wiktor Liberman. He performed regularly with the Toronto Symphony for 16 seasons as well as being active in the recording studio and freelance music scene of Toronto. The long list of affiliations includes the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet, Kitchener Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia. His varied career has taken him from chamber music to musical theatre where he was Concertmaster for shows like Ragtime, ShowBoat and Sunset Blvd. Other shows include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast.

Other ventures have included recordings and concerts with a wide range of musical styles and performers such as Ray Charles, Liza Minelli, Natalie Cole, Peter Gabriel, Bobby Vinton, Donny Osmond, Smokey Robinson, Andrea Bocelli, Olivia Newton John, Blue Rodeo, The Philosopher Kings, Michael Bolton, and Allan Jackson.

He has been involved in educational programs, performing in over 125 schools across the greater Toronto area. Mr. McFadden lives in Barrie and is actively involved in music ministry with his wife Julie in the local church and beyond. He is the Concertmaster of the Huronia Symphony, and he teaches strings at his in-home music studio.