David McCarroll

David McCarroll David was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1986 and grew up on his family’s Sonoma County farm. He began studying the violin four years later and at age 8, he attended the Crowden School of Music in Berkeley, California studying with Anne Crowden. When David was 13, he received an invitation to join The Yehudi Menuhin School outside London where he studied for five years with Simon Fischer. Since 2004, he has studied with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

David has appeared as a soloist with the London Mozart Players, Santa Rosa Symphony, North State Symphony, and the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues throughout the U.K. including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, and Fairfield Halls. As a recitalist and chamber musician, he has given concerts in England, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Tunisia, Thailand, and the United States. In the summers of 2005 and 2006, he was a participant in the Yellow Barn chamber music festival and is also a past participant of the Gstaad (Switzerland), Gower (Wales), Manchester Quartetfest (England), Wyastone (Wales), and Spittalfields (London) music festivals.

In addition to music, David maintains an active interest in social concerns and is currently working on projects of the Starcross Community to help AIDS orphans in Africa. He has played in programs encouraging world peace promoted by the Fellowship of Reconciliation and has given benefit concerts for Doctors Without Borders. With other members of his family, he has worked to get strings to young music students in Cuba where such items are very difficult to obtain. Apart from classical music, David enjoys listening to Radiohead, The Beatles, The Kinks, Piazzolla, Roby Lakatos, and Duke Ellington, among others. He loves to play soccer and is a loyal supporter of Wigan Athletic, a lesser-known English soccer team.

David was a founding member of A Far Cry and retired in October 2007 to pursue his graduate studies.