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Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Dima Dimitrova-Davis

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Praised for her “luminous tone and fearless agility” by the South Florida Classical Review, violinist DIMA DIMITROVA-DAVIS has been recognized as a notable chamber and orchestral musician. She has performed in leading roles with orchestras around the world, including Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, New World Symphony, Grant Park Festival Orchestra, Tsenov Chamber Ensemble, Salomé Chamber Orchestra, and Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra, among others. Dimitrova-Davis has performed on four continents in major concert venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, as well as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Royal Albert Hall in London, Musikverein Vienna, Beijing Concert Hall in China, and the Amphitheatre Palace Of Charles V Granada, Spain, performing as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician.

A tireless advocate for arts education, Dimitrova-Davis has been a part of numerous community engagement projects in South America, Bulgaria and the US. While still a student at the Juilliard School, she and eleven other musicians founded a two-week exchange program in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, where they primarily worked with NEOJIBÀ, an initiative based on the highly successful Venezuelan program El Sistema providing a comprehensive training seminar for the students, including private lessons, master-classes, sectionals, and a side-by-side performance.

As a devoted teacher, Dimitrova-Davis served as a faculty member at Opus 118 Harlem School of Music in New York City, as well as a substitute teacher at the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School, and the program Midori and Friends. Additionally, Dimitrova-Davis has worked with the students of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, EAFIT University Orchestra in Medellín, Colombia, the San Juan Youth Symphony Orchestra in Puerto Rico, and the Davidson College Orchestra in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dimitrova-Davis graduated from the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, where she served as a concertmaster of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, and received the Most Outstanding Artist of the Year Award for 2008. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Juilliard School in New York City in the studios of Professor Masao Kawasaki and Professor David Chan, Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera. Dimitrova-Davis played with the New World Symphony in Florida under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas from 2014 to 2017. Dimitrova-Davis served on the First Violin Section of the Charlotte Symphony from 2017 to 2019. She is currently an Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland. During the past five summers she served in the First Violin Section of the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, where she has been acting as Assistant Concertmaster for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.