violin

“Yonan has impeccable technique, a sumptuous tone and a real depth to his playing.” The Whole Note, Toronto
“Yonan’s playing is characterized by clarity, technical mastery and passionate vitality.” –Berliner Morgenpost
“Yonan is one of the most gifted violinists of his generation.” Ruggiero Ricci
David Yonan is a good violinist blessed with good taste and intelligence…Yonan knows how to bring music to life.” American Record Guide

Internationally acclaimed concert violinist David Yonan gave his Carnegie Hall Debut in 2015 as 1st Prize winner of the International Alexander & Buono String Competition New York. A three-time Global Music Award winner in 2015, Yonan was born in Berlin, and quickly recognized as an artist of extraordinary ability after winning the Berlin Youth Competition at age ten. He gave his recital debuts in Berlin, Moscow and St. Petersburg at age eleven. A year later, he debuted in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall as a soloist with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and was invited the following year by conductor Gerd Albrecht to perform at the “Violinists of the 21st Century”concert at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, which was televised globally by Deutsche Welle TV. The Berliner Morgenpost wrote, “Yonan is a name to memorize for the future”. Since then David Yonan has toured as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe and South America with major orchestras in prestigious concert halls around the globe, such as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Frankfurt Philharmonic, Aspen Chamber Symphony, Baden-Badener Philharmonic, Göttinger Symphoniker, Nuremberg Symphony, Santiago de Chile Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Symphonia, Highland Park Strings and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with such distinguished conductors as Gerd Albrecht, David Zinman, Sidney Harth, Isaiah Jackson, Robert Hasty, Dieter Kober, James Mack, Jay Fishman, Hans-Martin-Rabenstein, Ludwig deRidder, Victor Puhl, Daniel Boico, Michael Guettler, Konrad Bach, Fausto Nardi, Francesco Milliotto, Philip Simmons, Anatol Lysenka, Andrzey Grabiec among others. Price Waterhouse produced his Debut CD 1995 with American pianist Anne Marie McDermott, as part of the internationally highly anticipated ‘wrapped Reichstag Project” in Berlin of conceptual artists Christo and Jeanne Claude, featuring works of Bach, Debussy, Tartini, Ravel and Wieniawski. A champion of new music, Yonan has collaborated and worked with distinguished composers of our time, such as Arvo Pärt, John Adams, Steve Reich and Augusta Read Thomas. Composers Ilya Levinson, Sandro Fazzolari, Kirsten Broberg have dedicated works to him.