“Violinist David Nebel steals the show in a breathtaking rendition of Ernst’s Othello Fantasy” recognized the Strad Magazine (Feb 2016) in its report on the CD “Italian Journey”. The CD was recorded by the LGT Young Soloists under the renowned label RCA Red Seal (Sony Music).
David Nebel, born 1996 in Zürich, started to play violin at the age of five. His technical talent and musicality became apparent very early. A young violinist with promising perspective («Wunderkind mit Zukunftsperspektive») was the headline in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung which reported on David’s first solo concert with the Camerata Zürich. He was 9 and played Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. In 2009 David won the first price (with honours) of the Swiss Youth Music Competition and gave his first recital at the Tonalle Zürich.
At that time, David was studying at the Conservatory of Zürich. In the following years, he studied with Professor Valery Gradow at the Conservatorio di Ticino and then with Professor Boris Kuschnir at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and with Professor Yair Kless at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Since 2013 he is studying with Professor Alexander Gilman who is leading the LGT Young Soloists ensemble. David is a founding member of this string ensemble of highly gifted musicians, and is performing as soloist as well as accompanist at its numerous concert tours in Europe and Asia.
In spring 2017, David had his debut as soloist at the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra with F. Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy. One week later, he performed Beethoven’s violin concerto with the Chernihiv Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine. And the following week he was invited to the Classical Havana Festival in Cuba where he played the violin concerto of Mendelssohn and Bach’s double concerto for two violins.
David performed as a soloist on many famous concert stages, such as Liederhalle Stuttgart, Kulturcasino Bern, Palais Liechtenstein Vienna, Gasteig Munich (with live recording of the Bavarian broadcast), Shenzhen Concert Hall, China Pavillon Shanghai, Cape Town City Hall and Philharmonic Hall of Chernihiv.
In 2014, David achieved a remarkable success as youngest prize winner of the renowned Valsesia Musica Violin Competition in Italy. His mature interpretation of the Tchaikovsky violin concerto was widely praised. This was followed in 2015 by a first prize of the Istvàn Kertész competition in Switzerland with a CHF 10’000.- scholarship. In January 2017, he won together with Dusan Kostic the competition of the Radio-Television Belgrade Symphony Orchestra for young soloist with Bottesini’s Gran Duo for violin and double bass.
After the successful production of the first CD of the LGT Young Soloist (Italian Journey), a new CD (Russian Soul) will be published in June 2017, again with RCA Red Seal Sony Music. David recorded Tchaikovsky’s Valse Scherzo op. 23 with string orchestra.