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Australian-born David Carreon was introduced to the violin by his piano teacher, Ms. Cheryl Mason, who had always believed in the importance of learning a second instrument. As a result, David began his violin studies at the age of 4 and is currently undertaking a Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory with Kristopher Tong, where he is a Dean’s scholarship recipient. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he studied under Goetz Richter on full scholarship. Here, he was the winner of the 2022 Academic Merit Prize, Dean’s List nominee and two-time recipient of the George and Margaret Henderson Scholarship.


As a soloist, David made his concerto debut at the age of 15 with the Sydney Youth Philharmonic, being invited to perform the 1st movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. He has since then performed in recitals and competitions across Australia and the United States. Most notably, he was the winner of the 2021 Sydney Conservatorium Concerto Competition. He subsequently performed Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the SCM Symphony Orchestra in September 2022. David has also been a prize winner/finalist in the Kendall National Violin Competition, Marcus Edwards Prize, 2MBS Fine Music’s ‘Young Virtuoso Award’, Dorcas McClean Scholarship and Sydney Eisteddfod Doctors Scholarship. He has performed in masterclasses with Hilary Hahn, Midori Goto, Benjamin Beilman, Nicola Benedetti, Mark Gothoni and Maestro Ola Rudner.


The orchestral career of David’s has spanned almost 20 years. As a concertmaster/principal, David appears regularly with the Sydney Concert Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony, Ensemble Apex, and Eastern Sydney Chamber Orchestra. In November 2022, alongside Roger Benedict, David led the SCM Symphony Orchestra on an international tour to Europe. They performed concerts to a wide range of audiences in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Berlin and Leipzig. Currently, David is a core member of the New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra where he was appointed concertmaster in his first semester at the school. He has been fortunate to work with esteemed conductors such as Fabian Russell, Alexander Briger, Max Mcbride, Hugh Wolff, Matthew Coorey and Nicholas Milton AM.


“[He] shows off his extraordinary technique…masterfully executing the notorious double and triple stops, and the audience watches with bated breath as he soars in the ethereal upper limits of the violin’s range.” - Jansson J. Antmann | Limelight Magazine


David is also a dedicated chamber music performer. He has toured Berlin, Hannover, Munich and Salzburg as a part of the Dawson String Quartet. They received masterclasses at the Universität der Künste, Hochschule für Musik Hannover, and Universität Mozarteum with Gregor Sigl, Oliver Willie and Rainer Schmidt respectively. David regularly appears in the Schubertiade Series, presenting full Schubert and Beethoven works around Sydney, Australia. More recently, he was awarded the NEC Community Performance and Partnership Ensemble Fellowship which will enable his current piano trio to perform across the Boston community throughout 2024.

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