The Aspen String Trio

Perry possesses a sweet, pure tone and unerring technique that, for all of its flawlessness, never seems to call attention to itself. He played with an unwavering expressiveness that never compromised the essential elegance and refinement of Haydn’s score.”
—Chicago Tribune

About violinist David Perry  

Cellist Michael Mermagen

Violinist DAVID PERRY enjoys an international career as chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. Mr. Perry has performed in Carnegie Hall, and at most of the major cultural centers of North and South America, Europe, and the Far East. His Naxos recording of the Pleyel violin concertos has garnered rave reviews and was designated CD Pick of the Week by WETA-FM (Washington DC). Other solo recordings are on the Sonos and Sonari labels.

Mr. Perry joined the Pro Arte Quartet, as first violinist, in 1995 and with them has made numerous recordings and toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan, and performed regularly in live broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Radio and Chicago’s WFMT.  He served on the artist-faculty of the Aspen Music Festival, where he was concertmaster of the Aspen Chamber Symphony and a founding member of the Aspen Ensemble, which concertized internationally. Concertmaster of the Chicago Philharmonic, Mr. Perry has served as guest concertmaster with such groups as the China National Symphony Orchestra, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and the American Sinfonietta. An active member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for many years, he participated in many of that ensemble’s Deutsche Grammophon recordings.

Mr. Perry is Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at the University of Wisconsin School of Music, where he was named a Paul Collins Endowed Professor in 2003. His early training was with John Kendall and Almita Vamos, followed by studies with Dorothy DeLay, Paul Kantor, and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School. A 1985 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, his first prizes have included the International D'Angelo Competition, National MTNA Auditions, and the Juilliard Concerto Competition.