David Strongin – Violin
Born in Tel Aviv in 1993, David Strongin won First Prize at the 2005 and 2009 Mordechai Turgeman Competitions, and Second Prize at the 2012 International Ernest Bloch Competition (London). A student in the Outstanding Musicians Unit of the Jerusalem Music Centre he has performed in chamber music broadcasts, and participated in masterclasses given by Ida Haendel, Shlomo Mintz, Zachar Bron and others. He has appeared at chamber music festivals including Kfar Blum, Keshet Eilon, and Young Euro Classic (Berlin). He has performed as soloist with orchestras including Ramat Gan Chamber, Raanana Symphonette and Istanbul Symphony orchestras and is a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. He received his BA (Hons) from the Hannover Hochschule Academy, under the tuition of Krzysztof Wegrzyn, continuing his studies at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule (Berlin) under Kolja Blacher. He was awarded scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Barenboim-Said Foundation.