David Bowlin has won critical recognition as a passionate and versatile interpreter of a wide-ranging repertoire of both solo and chamber music. First prize winner of the 2003 Washington International Competition, Bowlin has performed with such artists as Mitsuko Uchida and Richard Goode, and with members of the Juilliard, Emerson, and Brentano string quartets. He is a founding member of the highly acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble, Musical America’s 2014 Ensemble of the Year, a former member of the Naumburg award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, and a member of the Oberlin Trio. He has made several tours with Musicians from Marlboro and has been a faculty member and guest artist with many organizations, including the Marlboro Music Festival, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Boston Chamber Music Society, ChamberFest Cleveland, the Banff Centre, Ojai, SongFest, the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, and the Detroit Chamber Music Society.
As a soloist he has premiered violin concerti written for him at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and in recent seasons has appeared with the La Jolla Symphony, the Arktisk Sinfonietta in Norway, and at the Aspen Music Festival. His recordings can be found on the Bridge, Naxos, New Focus, Mode, Arsis, and Oberlin Music labels. Bowlin currently serves on the faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.