David Neely, Violin
Professor of violin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, formerly of the University of South Dakota, a founding member of the Rawlins Piano Trio. Performs and gives master classes throughout the United States, records on the Albany Records label, reviews violin, viola, and chamber music literature for the American String Teachers Magazine. Performed as guest concertmaster of the Lincoln Orchestra and as co-concertmaster of the Sioux City Symphony, has been a member of several orchestras including the South Dakota Symphony, the Baroque Music Festival in Corona del Mar, CA., and currently plays with the Omaha Symphony.
Summer engagements included artist/teacher of violin at the Rocky Ridge Summer Music Festival, Estes Park, Colorado, first violinist position of the Omega String Quartet at the Lutheran Summer Music Festival from 1989 to 1998. During the summer of 1997, Professor Neely performed and taught throughout Switzerland and Germany, including the Leysin American School, Aiglon College and the University of Maintz. In addition to recital performances, he also gave recitals at Winterther, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, and Zurich. Professor Neely also taught and performed at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland in 2000. Received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts and his Bachelor of Music degree from Iowa State University. Also studied at Indiana University and had post-graduate studies with Peter Marsh. Teachers include, Peter Marsh, Josef Gingold, and Mahlon Darlington.