A former concertmaster of the BUTI young artists’ orchestra at Tanglewood, Dr. David Hays has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and others. As a chamber musician, he has performed live on WFMT Chicago with the Sheridan Chamber Players and was a finalist at the 1998 Banff International String Quartet Competition as co-principal violinist of the Fry Street Quartet. As a member of the Hawthorne Trio, he has performed throughout the US, in Poland, the Czech Republic and England. On baroque violin, David toured and recorded with Minneapolis-based Minstrelsy! For nine seasons and has appeared with Temple of Apollo, the Lyra Concert, the Newberry Consort, and the Chicago Baroque Ensemble. David taught violin and chamber music at Northwestern University’s National High School Music Institute for fifteen summers and serves on faculty at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. He has recorded on the Lyrichord, Musical Arts Society and MSR Classics labels. Currently, David serves as concertmaster of the Springfield Symphony. In recent seasons, he has performed solo works by Lalo, St. Saens, Beethoven, Sarasate and Mozart with orchestra and has appeared in solo and duo recitals in Bulgaria, New Orleans, Chicago, Minneapolis and Tulsa.