David Lakirovich

Assistant Principal, First Violin

David Lakirovich 2018-01-11T11:24:44+00:00

Project Description

David Lakirovich was born in Brisbane, Australia, and started his violin studies at the age of three with his father, Jacob Lakirovich. Lakirovich has taken part in various master classes with renowned violinists such as Felix Andrievsky, Nelly Shkolnikova, Jose-Louis Garcia, Pinchas Zukerman,Victor Tretyakov, Maurico Fuks, Haim Taub, Pavel Vernikov, and Michael Frischenschlager. His principle teachers included David Zafer in Toronto, Arkadij Winokurow and Boris Kuschnir in Vienna, and Vadim Gluzman and Shmuel Ashkenasi in Chicago and William Preucil in Cleveland.

Lakirovich has performed in many recitals and concerts in Australia, USA, Canada and Europe, including solo performances in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, along with performances with the Scarborough Symphony, York Symphony, Downsview Symphony, Chicago College of Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra, and the JVL SSPA Festival Orchestras, as well as performances at the “Young Stars of the Young Century” in the George Weston Recital Hall concert for the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation. An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with Peter Salaff, Ilya Kaler, Mark Kosower, Atar Arad, William Wolfram and Vadim Gluzman. He has also collaborated and performed with ensembles like the Pacifica Quartet and the Vermeer Quartet, and has participated in the Jupiter Chamber Players and North Shore Chamber Music Festivals. In 2014, his quartet in the Cleveland Institute of Music won “Quartet of the Year” in the Hvide Sande Masterclass in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lakirovich has participated in and achieved top honours in numerous violin and chamber music competitions around the world. He was a participant in the Keshet Eilon International Violin Mastercourse in Israel for two summers. He was also a participant of the Pinchas Zukerman Young Artist Program in Ottawa.

Lakirovich was a faculty member of the Rochetta Ligure Masterclass in Palazzo Spinola, Italy, and has been on faculty at the Cremona International Music Academy since 2013. He recently played in a Stradivari Society concert, playing on the 1692 ‘Lord Falmouth’ Stradivari. He has also performed solo on Chicago WFMT 98.7 Classical Radio. He completed his Undergraduate degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2013 with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Vadim Gluzman, and his Master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2015 with William Preucil.

He has served as Assistant Concertmaster of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, from 2014 to 2017, and is currently serving a one year position as Assistant Concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He was also invited to perform as guest Assistant Concertmaster with the Jalisco Philharmonic in 2015 in Guadalajara, Mexico under the direction of Marco Parisotto. Due to a generous gift by an anonymous donor in Boston, Lakirovich plays on a 1920 Stefano Scarampella violin.