Dovid Friedlander

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Dovid Friedlander has been the Associate Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony since 2005. Before coming to Raleigh, he played with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster with the San Antonio Symphony. Other performing experience includes the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood Music Festival and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Friedlander has performed as a soloist with NCS each season, including the rarely played and rhythmically difficult Hindemith Kammermusik No. 4; Mozart’s Fourth and Fifth Violin Concertos; Ravel’s Tzigane; Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2; and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. In November 2018, Friedlander was asked to perform as guest concertmaster with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and in January 2019, he performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Winston-Salem Symphony. He can also be found performing chamber music around the city of Raleigh through existing concert series and his own series, Classical Hang. By founding his own series, Friedlander is able to share his love for chamber music repertoire in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a beer and seeing friends. In addition to this, he has performed chamber music with Branford Marsalis, Clara Yang, Atar Arad, members of the Ciompi String Quartet, and Christopher Taylor.

Beginning at the age of nine, Friedlander attended the Meadowmount School of Music eight summers in a row. As a college student, he studied at Eastman School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music. A self-proclaimed “violin nerd,” he loves to study and talk about violins and bows. Every trip must include a visit to the local violin shop to try bows! He currently plays on a Joseph Curtin violin from 1996 and plays an early Eugene Sartory bow from 1905. When he is not on stage, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tracy, and daughter, Violet, and has completed dozens of triathlons.