Davis King

Violin/Viola and Chamber Music Faculty
Academy Violin
Academy Viola
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
Chamber Music
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

B.M. Violin and viola performance, Northwestern University (minor in psychology)

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Roland and Almita Vamos, Yo Yo Ma, Charlie Pikler

Awards and achievements: 

Lincoln Center solo debut at the age of 17

Performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and members of the New York Philharmonic

Planned and hosted a sold out event at Symphony Center with soloist Yo-Yo Ma

Featured recently on ABC7 Chicago and WFMT's "Impromptu" and "Introductions"

Principal violist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago under conductor Riccardo Muti

Recipient of the Raymaker Family Scholarship at Northwestern University for musical and academic achievement

Professional affiliations & activities: 

Teaching assistant to Almita Vamos

Personal musical and professional mentorship from Yo Yo Ma as a Civic Fellow at the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Summer studies at the Chautauqua Institution and the Bowdoin International Music Festival

Favorite quote: 

"Be on time, be prepared, be kind" - Roland Vamos