David Yonan was born in Berlin. He gave his recital debuts in Berlin, Moscow and St. Petersburg at the age of 10 after winning the Berlin youth competition. At the age of 12 he gave his debut at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall with the Berlin Symphomy Orchestra.
U.S. debut at the University of California Stanislaus in 1990. Scholarship student of renowned vilin teachers Roland & Almita Vamos, first at the Music Institute of Chicago and later at Northwestern University, as well as with the celebrated Violin teacher Dorothy DeLay, both at Juilliard and at the Aspen Music Festival, as a scholarship recipient of the Starling Foundation. 1st prizes at the International Violin Competition Kloster Schoental (1993), International Ruggiero Ricci Competition (1995) and Hanns Eisler Competition (Berlin). Silver medal at the 1995 International Violin Comppetition Vina del Mar, Chile (1995), Brahms prize, Carl Flesch Academy (1995) and at the International Queen Sophie Charlotte Violin Competition, Germany (2005).
Mr. Yonan gave a live performance of the complette 24 Paganini Caprices at the Fine Arts Building, Chicago, and has performed both as a soloist and recitalist in Germany, Italy, England, Denmark, Romania, Poland, Switzerland, the U.S., South America dn Antarctica. His students have won prizes at national and international Competitions, and he is founder artistic director of the newly formed Fine Arts Music Society at the historic Fine Arts Building, Mr. Yonan plays a Lupot Violin, on generous loan from the Julstrom family fund.
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