Violinist, Composer & Professor of Violin

David Worswick became inspired to play the violin after hearing the recordings of Jascha Heifetz. Initially, he was self-taught – the Liverpool Central Library a goldmine for scores and CDs. At fourteen, things got a little more serious and he began lessons at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior School, where his unorthodox violin technique was radically revamped. He then progressed to Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, enjoying two riotous years, before moving to his now beloved London to study at the Royal Academy of Music.

In recent seasons, David has performed at many of London’s major music venues – Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Cadogan Hall, Roundhouse, Conway Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Linbury Theatre, LSO St. Luke’s. He has also played in some slightly more unusual venues – City Hall, The Macbeth, Old Vic Tunnels, London Eye, Classic FM Studios, National Portrait Gallery, Village Underground. And, he has featured at many festivals throughout the UK – Edinburgh Fringe, Aldeburgh, Soundings, Johnsmas Foy in the Shetland Islands, Leeds International Concert Series, Sounds New, St. David’s, North Wales International Music, Spitalfields.

David was New Music Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music and Leverhulme Fellow at the Royal College of Music. He is proud to have worked closely with many of today’s most important young composers, performing hundreds of new works, as well as working with composers such as Thomas Adès, Bent Sørensen, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Lately, his playing has been heard on BBC Radio 3 & 4, Classic FM, Al Jazeera, BBC One & Two and some of his chamber music recordings received great recognition winning the Diapason d’Or Award and the BBC Music Magazine Award. In 2010, David became a member of the London Symphony Orchestra.

David is a Violin Professor at ViolinSchool, and maintains a violin teaching practice with Simon Hewitt Jones in London.