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Davidson, David

He is a violinist, contractor, producer and composer raised in Winter Haven, Florida, with his musical family.

Starting his interest in music when he was five years old, he began by studying the piano and followed four years later by starting to learning the violin.  This was obviously the way to go for him and as a teenager he received a scholarship to study violin at the Florida State University.

Venturing out into his career as a professional musician when he was 19 years old he began as a classical violinist, which saw him attaining the position of concertmaster at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.  He has since held the same position with the Alcott Chamber Orchestra, Festival of American Music Chamber Orchestra and the Central Florida Camerata.

Taking an active interest in other genres of music, that range from rock to contemporary Christian music, he began playing as a session musician and member of Nashville String Machine from 1983 and has since appeared with artists that include A-ha, Alabama , Backstreet Boys, Moe Bandy, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Floyd Cramer, Billie Ray Cyrus, Dixie Chicks, The Charlie Daniels Band, Craig David, Craig Duncan, Crystal Gayle, Nanci Griffith, Faith Hill, Brenda Lee, Melissa Manchester, The Mavericks, Mac McAnally, Ronnie Milsap, Mickey Newbury, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark O’Connor, Donny Osmond, Dolly Parton, Bobby Purify, LeAnn Rimes, The Statler Brothers, Cat Stevens, Ray Stevens, Pam Tillis , Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Andy Williams, Don Williams, Trisha Yearwood and many more.

He became a member of the A Strings, was a co-founder of Orchestra Nasvhille (NCO) in 1990 and formed his own David Davidson & The Praise Ensemble in 1993, also recording albums with each of them.  The albums he has appeared on are countless and include his own Celtic Fantasy, Prelude to Joy, Phantom of Broadway and Silver Screen Classics and also Home for Christmas with the A Strings, Everyday I Love You, Pt. 1 by Boyzone, Beach House on the Moon by Jimmy Buffett , Boy in Me by Glen Campbell , Praise Ensemble with David Davidson & The Praise Ensemble, Whatever and Ever Amen by Ben Folds Five, Takes a Little Time by Amy Grant, Blue Obsession by Michael McDonald, Christmas by Don McLean, Conversations in Silence by the NCO (which he also co-produced), Back with a Heart by Olivia Newton John, Room for Squares by John Mayer, Undiscovered by James Morrison, Face the Promise by Bob Seger , The Rising by Bruce Springsteen, Eye to the Telescope by K.T. Tunstall,  Prairie Wind by Neil Young, and the soundtrack of Amazing Grace, Dick, Joshua, Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, Once in the Life, Second Chance and Walk to Remember to name just a very small selection.

As a composer his works are many and include “Suite for Djembe & Strings” and the co-written “Overture for Guitar and Strings”, which were both premiered by the Orchestra Nashville in 1990 and 1998 respectively.

Here is is with a string quartet in the studio recording “Hosanna”….