David Price

Violin Teacher


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David Price’s passion for the violin began at age three when he began studying under the tutelage of beloved teacher Deborah Moench.  His later teachers, to whom David credits not only his violinist skill but also as having a huge influence on the shaping of his character, are: Jack Ashton, Eugene Watanabe, Monte Belknap, and Alexander Woods.   At age 12, David made his solo debut with the Utah Symphony in “Salute to Youth” and since then, has had the opportunity to solo with them four more times.  He received awards in the International Stradivarius Competition, UMTA Concerto Competition, MTNA national competition, Stillman Kelley National Competition, Utah State Fair, and the Utah Symphony Youth Guild competition. He has had the opportunity to give concerts in Europe, Asia, and South America.  In October of 2010 he was featured on NPR with the popular radio program “From the Top”.  His professional experience includes being assistant conductor of the Gifted Music School Orchestra where he is also a member of the violin faculty.  In 2013, he worked as Managing Director of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition.  He currently is privileged to serve as adjunct faculty at BYU, faculty at Gifted Music School, Principle Second Violinist of Sinfonia Salt Lake and to substitute regularly with the Utah Symphony. David is passionate about teaching and has wanted to teach from a very early age.  His musical goals revolve around helping others build character through performing and teaching the violin.