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David Edge

David Edge

A member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra since 1984, Violinist David Edge has had an extensive career as an orchestral musician, chamber music performer, and teacher. Mr. Edge received his Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, where he studied with Daniel Guilet, Josef Gingold, Tadeusz Wronski, and Franco Gulli. He later went on to earn his master’s degree at Northwestern University under the tutelage of Samuel Magad. Before joining the Columbus Symphony, he played in the Grant Park Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and was Assistant Concertmaster of The Amarillo Symphony.   

In 1981, while on the faculty at West Texas State University, he was a founding member of the Harrington String Quartet. As a member of the Harrington String Quartet, Mr. Edge had the opportunity to study with members of the Guarneri String Quartet and the Juilliard String Quartet and played concerts throughout Texas. In the fall of 1984, he, along with Steve Wedell and Richard Bell, founded the Seraphin String Trio, which performed chamber music recitals throughout Ohio for twenty-four years.   

Mr. Edge has maintained a private studio at home for many years, and he served as Artistic Director of the Jefferson Academy of Music from 1987-1990 and conducted the Women in Music String Sinfonia for 10 years. He was on faculty at Otterbein University for twelve years, where he was Artist-in-Residence as First Violinist of the string quartet, QUBE. 

Mr. Edge also has performed music for violin and harp regularly in recitals and in churches with his wife, Janet Thompson. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga, swimming, bike riding, experimenting with digital recording, and spending time with his sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.