music bio

Violinist and composer David Schulman began performing as a strolling violinist as a teenager. He’s adept at styles including  salsa, charanga, klezmer, tango, Paris cafe swing, honkytonk — and straight-ahead classical. David is comfortable mixing styles during a single gig — playing classical selections during a wedding ceremony, for example, then leading a Latin Jazz trio or a Gypsy Swing band during the reception. He performs comfortably as a solo player, or leading groups of up to 7 members.

David also performs frequently with a looping station that allows him to layer multiple parts at once — allowing him to achieve a full, rich sound even when performing solo. Washington City Paper described David’s violin+loops performance as “spontaneous and completely unique … it was hard not to be wowed; the audience certainly was.”

David has performed in concert at the DC Jazz Festival, the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, US Senate Offices, Capitol Pecha Kucha, the Embassy of Finland, and DC Ignite. And he’s played his share of funky bars, Ethiopean restaurants, churches, and swanky hotels in the DC area.  He’s available for weddings, receptions,  memorial services, fundraisers, dinners, corporate events, and house parties.

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