David was born in Novosibirsk, Russia into a musical family. He began his studies with his father at the age of 5, and his natural talents were evident early. He is currently a student at DePaul University, polishing his technical and musical skills with Professor Mark Zinger.
David's artistry combines fiery passion with impeccable technique, unique interpretation and sensitivity. His schedule is filled with solo and orchestral performances in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
David was chosen as one of eighteen violinists around the world to participate in Itzhak Perlman Music Program in New York. Being an active member of the Perlman Chamber Orchestra, he traveled to Israel and China, and participated in the live PBS broadcast of “Live from Lincoln Center”.
To go along with the numerous show pieces within his repertoire, David plays a wide variety of violin concertos written by such composers as: Bach, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Lalo, Wieniawski, Vieuxtemps, Paganini, Sarasate, Glazunov and Sibelius.
David Lisker participated in several well-known violin competitions:
- 1st place at the Saddleback College Concerto Competition
- Two (2) time 1st and Grand Prizewinner at the Bach Festival in Los Angeles
- 1st place at the ASTA Competition in state of California
- Finalist in Chicago Symphony Orchestra Competition in 2002
David is current member of Stradivari Society in Chicago where the best teachers around the world like Pinchas Zukerman, Vadim Repin, Janice Martin and others share their wisdom with talented violinists.
Being an active member of Perlman Music Program and Orchestra for the past four years David will be part of a Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hal on Sunday, March 28, 2004.
Here are the words of Chairman Perlman Music Program Mrs. Toby Perlman: "David is very gifted. In addition to being a gifted young violinist David is a fabulous boy, both my husband and I are crazy about him."