David Fons

David Fons Associate Professor, Viola

One of the most talented viola performers in Europe, David Fons began with his viola studies with Vicente Ortiz and Lluis Roig, following them with Luis Llacer, Jesse Levine, and Wilfried Strehle, obtaining the Prize of Honor at the Conservatorio Superior of Valencia, First Prize in the International Viola Competition in Murcia, in 1994, and the First Prize in the France-Spain Bi-National Contest, Bayonne, in 1995.

He is currently a professor at the Conservatorio "José Iturbi" of Valencia. As a member of orchestras such as the European Union Youth Orchestra, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana or Collegium Instrumentale, he has been able to work with teachers such as Félix Ayo, Nicolás Chumachenco, Yehudi Menuhin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, and Zubin Mehta. As Guest Principal Viola in the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, he has worked under the baton of conductors like E. Martinez-Izquierdo, R. Gupta, F.X. Roth, or A. Witt, among others.

He has participated in the principal chamber music festivals in Spain, France, and Italy as a member of the Rebec Trio, Palomares-Fons duo, Naght Trío, and as a collaborator with the Beethoven Klavier Quartett, V430, and Ensemble de Cadaqués. As a soloist, he has performed in the auditoriums of Zaragoza, Vigo, Valencia, among others, along with conductors and soloists such as Cristobal Soler, Vicent Alberola, Jesse Levine, Vasko Vassilev, or Franco Petrachi.

In January 2019 he presented his first album "Viola Oppression" containing the sonatas by Rebecca Clarke and Dimitri Shostakovich, for viola and piano with Kei Hikichi for the Orpheus Classical label.

David uses a 1954 Giacomo and Leandro Bisiach viola for his performances.

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