Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Concertmaster

Violinist David McCarroll will step into the role, after he received the unanimous vote of the PSO's Concertmaster Committee

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and Music Director Manfred Honeck announced that violinist David McCarroll has been appointed to the role of Concertmaster, beginning with the 2022/23 season.

Born in Santa Rosa, California, David McCarroll studied with Simon Fischer at the Yehudi Menuhin School, with Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory of Music, and with Antje Weithaas at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler".

Performing as both a soloist and a chamber musician, McCarroll has recently performed Stravinsky's Violin Concerto at the Konzerthaus Berlin, as well as György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments for violin and soprano. He is a member of the Vienna Piano Trio and was a silver medalist at the Klein International Competition.

"It was clear to me from the first opportunity I had to work with David that he possessed all the characteristics we have been looking for in a great concertmaster for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra," Honeck said.

"David is an exceptional leader, a brilliant technician, an accomplished chamber musician who plays with great musicality and a generous and character-filled tone," Honeck continued. "He is respected throughout our industry as a world-class violinist who makes a deep impact wherever he plays. He will bring great leadership through his collegial spirit and superb musicianship."

"We are delighted to welcome David McCarroll to the Pittsburgh Symphony after a long and extensive search and audition process," said Melia Tourangeau, the PSO's President and CEO.

"Winning this audition is a notable endorsement of confidence by Manfred Honeck, the musicians and leadership."