Violist David Auerbach earned a DMA from Stony Brook University in December 2007, where he was a scholarship student of Katherine Murdock. Previously, he received a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Samuel Rhodes, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisonsin-Madison, with majors in both Music Performance and Molecular Biology.Since moving to the Twin Cities in the fall of 2007, David has cultivated a fulfilling and varied performing and teaching career. He currently has a one-year position with the Minnesota Orchestra, and is Principal Violist of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra. David was a top substitute with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra for several years and continues to play with numerous other local ensembles in the Twin Cities area. He also performs regularly elsewhere in the country, including with the chamber orchestra A Far Cry, which is based in Boston. A dedicated chamber musician, Mr. Auerbach has participated in the music festivals of Ravinia, Kneisel Hall, and Norfolk, and he has performed with chamber groups several times in Carnegie Hall's Weill and Zankel Recital Halls.David joined the faculty of the University of St. Thomas in 2012, and also maintains a private teaching studio. In his spare time, David enjoys running, playing ultimate frisbee, practicing yoga, cooking, and playing Scrabble.