David Shaw

David Shaw is 17 and comes from North Wales. He started playing the violin age 5 and joined Chetham’s in 2006, first studying with Catherine Perkins and then with Maceij Rakowski from 2009.

He has given recitals throughout the UK, Italy, Germany and Hungary, and has been the recipient of many prizes, including the Muriel Lewis Prize from Rhyl Music Club for the most promising young musician 2009/2010 and more recently the Ida Carroll Bursary  prize at Chetham’s. In 2009 David was the youngest musician ever to have reached the final of Texaco Young Musician of Wales, playing alongside the Cardiff Symphony Orchestra. As a result of this, David was invited to perform in ‘One Thousand Christmas Voices’ in Llangollen , which was televised on S4C.

His quartet played at the Jersey Academy of Music in June 2010 and at the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Oslo, Norway in November 2011.

David was Chetham’s’ concerto soloist in June 2011 and his quartet was chosen to perform at the official opening of the new Chetham’s building in February 2012.

David Shaw will be performing:

Melodie from ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ (transcribed by Fritz Kreisler)


Fantasie brilliante on themes from Gounod’s ‘Faust’, Op. 20

David will be accompanied by Nick Oliver on the piano.


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