Violinist, David Do, is the second violinist of the The Julius Quartet, and has appeared as an international soloist at the Chichibu International Music Festival in Japan performing with the Chichibu Festival Orchestra as well as the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, premiering a commissioned work by Kerry Lewis. As a founding member of The Julius Quartet, Do has heavily contributed to cultivating a distinguished voice in the chamber music world since its formation in 2012. The quartet strives to spread the values of chamber music to diverse communities in addition to presenting their diacritic expression within the music. Swiftly rising to critical acclaim, the group was awarded First Prize at the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, First Prize at the first annual MA-ASTA String Quartet/Quintet Competition by unanimous vote, and was nominated for the Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur Foote Award.
The quartet’s expressive personality, commended for leaving audiences “mesmerized by its resonant sound” (The Collegiate Times), has led to performances all over the North America in various venues such as Bing Concert Hall, Bargemusic, the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, The Moss Arts Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. In February of 2019, the quartet collaborated with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and award-winning Texas composer Jesus Martinez in tribute to both the Museum’s thirtieth anniversary and the fifty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, performing a newly commissioned work “The Sixth Floor” – a stirring journey from the darkest days of 1963 to a deeper understanding of the enduring legacy of President Kennedy and what lies beyond.
Do is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory where he studied with Markus Placci and received an Artist Diploma from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University where he worked with Yi-Wen Jiang, the renowned second violinist of the Shanghai Quartet. Prior to his conservatory career, David began his formal training at San Francisco Conservatory’s Preparatory Division studying with Doris Fukawa. Most recently, as part of the Peak Fellowship, David served as an Assistant Chamber Music Coach at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.