Viola, Principal

David Creswell, violist, is the Principal Violist of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Greenwich Symphony and the Long Island Philharmonic, and also works as an orchestral, chamber and studio musician, soloist, and music teacher in the New York area. Mr. Creswell frequently performs with the New York Philharmonic, the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and is the former Principal Violist of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra in Florida.

As a chamber musician, Mr. Creswell has worked with renowned artists such as Kathleen Battle, Sidney Harth, and Anthony Newman, and is a founding member of the Larkspur Trio. His recordings include numerous film scores and popular releases, as well as chamber music and projects with major musical icons. Mr. Creswell was the violist for numerous Broadway productions, such as The Color Purple and Lincoln Center’s South Pacific, and has played several seasons with the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. He continues to collaborate on collegiate teaching projects for students of the Julliard School with renowned teacher, Heidi Castleman.

Mr. Creswell studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Robert Vernon and Heidi Castleman.