Biography

Violinist David Kempers is an extraordinary musician, who is equally at home on the Concert stage or in the recording studio. Mr. Kempers has served as Concertmaster of the New Orleans Symphony and Associate Concertmaster of the Fort Worth Symphony. As a section player, Mr. Kempers has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, Sante Fe Opera, Cleveland Opera, Chicago Sinfonietta, American Composers Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and the American Sinfonietta. He has been a soloist with many orchestras under the batons of conductors Maxim Shostakovich, Catherine Comet and Erich Kunzel, and has been a featured violin soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet.

Mr. Kempers has worked extensively in commercial music, with artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Bugs Bunny. As a backup musician he has performed with YES, Styx, Josh Groban, Mannheim Steamroller, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ray Charles, Vince Gill, Sarah Brightman, Smokey Robinson, Chris Cross, Jewel, ELO, The Moody Blues, Sheena Easton and Jon Secada. Mr. Kempers has performed at the New Orleans Jazzfest and was in the all-star band backing Brian Wilson on his Imagination TV special.

As a recording artist, David has done countless commercials and has performed on over 50 album projects. Mr. Kempers received a multi-platinum Award for his work on the CD Out of Time with the rock band R.E.M. Davids talents as a musician, producer, and arranger are on full display in his Four Winds debut album Electronic Symphonica. He produced and engineered the entire recording, and plays most of the instruments on every track.

Edited by Cygnus64 on 15 Jan 2007, 05:05

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