David Bowlin has won critical acclaim for his performances of a wide range of repertoire from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and many others. First prize winner of the 2003 Washington International Competition, Bowlin has performed as a soloist across the U.S. and abroad with recent appearances at the Aspen Music Festival, with the Arktisk Sinfonietta, and the La Jolla Symphony. Among his dozens of premieres are violin concerti written for him by Marcos Balter and Alexandra Hermentin, performed at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
Bowlin is a member of the Oberlin Trio, and a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble. He has performed as a guest with the Juilliard Quartet, with members of the Emerson and Brentano Quartets, and with pianists Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, and Jonathan Biss. He has made several tours with Musicians from Marlboro and has been a guest artist with many organizations, including the Boston Chamber Music Society, ChamberFest Cleveland, the Banff Centre, and Chamber Music Chicago. Together with his duo partner, pianist Tony Cho, Bowlin has performed in recital across the United States and in South Korea.
Bowlin currently serves as Professor of Violin and Chair of Strings at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and in the summer has served on the faculties of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, among others. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University.