“David Nebel plays with immense intensity, devoting himself with huge power of expression and presence to the individual tone and the chord. Making music with great maturity, Nebel shapes creative unities.” (Main-Post)
David Nebel comes from Zurich and began to play the violin at the age of five. His outstanding talent was discovered at an early stage. The Neue Zürcher Zeitungcalled him a “child prodigy with prospects for the future”. David Nebel is now in demand as a soloist, combining technical brilliance with mature musicality and an unmistakable tone. With great openness he has dedicated himself to the contemporary repertoire, deliberately playing works that go beyond the standard programme of a violinist. “We should not forget that music has developed more and more over the course of history,” says Nebel.
David Nebel attended the Conservatory in Zurich and later studied under Boris Kuschnir in Vienna and Yair Kless in Graz. In 2013 he began his studies under Alexander Gilman, conductor of the LGT Young Soloists. David Nebel was a founding member of this string ensemble of highly gifted soloists. Numerous tours took him across Europe and Asia. In March 2017 he was among the soloists at the opening of the autumn season of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. In summer 2018 he made his debut at the Kissinger Summer Festival with Kristjan Järvi and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra for a world premiere of the Violin Concerto no. 1 (2018) by Gediminas Gelgotas. David Nebel has also performed as a soloist in leading concert halls, including the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, the Kulturcasino in Bern, the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna, the Gasteig in Munich (with a live broadcast by the Bayerischer Rundfunk), the Shenzhen Concert Hall, the China Pavilion in Shanghai, the Cape Town City Hall in South Africa and the Philharmonie in Chernihiv.
David Nebel achieved a considerable success in 2014 as the youngest prize-winner in the renowned Valsesia Musica violin competition in Italy. In 2015 he was awarded first prize in the István Kertész Competition in Switzerland. In January 2017, with Dusan Kostic, he won the young soloists’ award of the Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra with Giovanni Bottesini’s Gran Duo Concertante for Violin and Double Bass. David Nebel ist a 2018 Fellow of the Young Artists Foundation gGmbH. He plays a violin by Antonio Stradivari dating from 1707 that was made available privately.