David Parks

David Parks
Violin I
David Parks

DAVID PARKS has debuted with major artists in a variety of eclectic styles ranging from popular artists such as Gloria Estefan, John Secada, Ben Folds, Terrance Blanchard and Barry Manilow as well as the notable Hollywood film composer James Newton Howard. As a chamber musician, Parks has performed with members of Quartet San Francisco, Gate City Camerata and the Henry Mancini Institute String Quartet. As a soloist, he has won the North Carolina Young Artist American String Teachers Association Competition and has also served as the concertmaster of both the Frost Symphony Orchestra and the Henry Mancini Institute. Outside of the classical tradition, Parks is involved in the genres of jazz, gospel and tango. He has frequently lectured at the University of Miami and taught beginner instrumentalists at the Frost Preparatory School. Parks holds a Master of Music in violin performance from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Music from UNC Greensboro.

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