The Betty Ellen Madry Chair

David Marschall has been a member of the North Carolina Symphony since 1987 and was appointed Associate Principal Viola in 2007. Since 1990, he has spent his summers playing in the orchestra of the Santa Fe Opera. Mr. Marschall is a member of the chamber ensemble Quercus, and he is a member of New Music Raleigh, an ensemble dedicated to the music of living composers. He also performs regularly in the Manning Chamber Music Series at William Peace University.

Mr. Marschall has also served as Principal Viola for the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Columbus Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra. He was a member of the New Orleans Symphony, the Innsbruck (Austria) Symphony, the Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Colorado Philharmonic.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, he studied first at Ohio State, and he received his Master’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Karen Tuttle. His viola was made in 2009 by Grubaugh and Seifert of California. His wife, Amy, teaches German and English at Raleigh Charter High School, and they have two sons, Philip and Owen.