David Bogorad


13 June


Danish-American violinist and violist David Bogorad began his musical studies in Denmark and continued in the U.S.A. under the tutelage of Odin Rathnam.

He earned his Bachelors degree at Oberlin Conservatory with Professor Milan Vitek while also pursuing baroque violin studies with Professor Marylin McDonald. While at Oberlin he was the recipient of the “Louis and Anette Kaufmann Prize” for outstanding studies in violin.


His interest in the viola continued at Oberlin Conservatory with Professor Karen Ritscher and continued in Greece where he earned a Diploma in Viola with highest honors and special mention at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.


David Bogorad is a prizewinner of various competitions such as Jacob Gade, Øresund Solistkonkurrence, National Danish String Competition and the Sorantin. He made his debut with the Danish National Radio Symphony and has since then appeared as a soloist on both violin and viola with various orchestras in Greece, France, Denmark and the US.


As a chamber musician he has performed recitals and with a various combinations of chamber ensembles such as The Prima Trio, Trio Quintillian and the New Hellenic Quartet at concert venues in U.S.A. and Europe.


His recording activity include works by Toru Takemitsu, Claude Debussy, Dimitri Dragataki, Sergio Assad and more in collaboration with recording labels such as Telarc, Ideal Classics and Clear Note. Searching for expression in music of all periods he is also a member of various early music ensembles in Greece and abroad.

Since 2009 he has held the position of Assistant Principal of the 2nd violins in Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra.