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David Juritz – Violin

image of David JuritzIn 2007, David busked around the world playing Bach’s works for solo violin. During this journey he launched a charity called Musequality, which finances start-up music projects in deprived areas.

David Juritz was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where he began violin lessons at the age of six with Noel Travers. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Hugh Bean and Jaroslav Vanecek on scholarships from Associated Board Scholarship and the Leverhulme Trust. Whilst there he won all the top prizes for violin and was the recipient of the college’s highest award, the Tagore Gold Medal.

On leaving college he joined the English Chamber Orchestra who sponsored his South Bank debut at the Purcell Room in 1985. Since then he has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in all the major concert halls of the UK as well as performing in North and South America, the Far East, Europe, South Africa and Australia.

In 1991 he was appointed leader of the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players. David works frequently as soloist and director with the LMP and in this role, has given many world premieres including new works by Cecilia McDowall, Geoffrey Burgon, Lynne Plowman and Geoffrey Hanson. He also works as a guest-director with orchestras such as the Ambache Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Zurich Chamber Orchestra. He is a regular guest leader with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic and London Philharmonic Orchestras as well as leading session orchestras on major films. Recent credits include The Merchant of Venice and The Last King of Scotland.

For more information please see: www.davidjuritz.com