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David Brubaker

First Violin

Tucson, Arizona native David Brubaker began his orchestral career with the Tucson Symphony at the age of 16, and has since performed with numerous orchestras including the Grand Rapids, Oregon, Pacific and Houston symphonies. He joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2003, where he has served as assistant principal second violin, associate concertmaster and is now in his 18th year as a member of the first violin section. During the summer season, Brubaker enjoys performing with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in Jackson, Wyoming.

An active recitalist and chamber musician, Brubaker performs across the Twin Cities and nationally. He has been a soloist with the Manhattan School of Music, the Tucson Pops Orchestra and the Mississippi Valley Orchestra. Most recently, he was proud to commission and perform the U.S. premiere of Marc Migó’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Death and Spring, at the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Brubaker earned a bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a master’s degree from Rice University Shepherd School of Music.

When he is not playing, David finds himself reading, hiking, cooking, lake swimming and listening to jazz with his 12-year-old daughter who plays the saxophone.