Lukas Florian David, born in Wels (Upper Austria) on June 5, 1934 and died on October 11, 2021, is an Austrian violinist.
His father, Johann Nepomuk David, was a composer. He counts among his masters Nathan Milstein and Tibor Varga. Since 1956 he has performed as a concert artist all over the world.
Particularly interested in 20th century music, Lukas David has created many works of which he is, for some, the dedicatee. His wide repertoire also extends to classical and romantic music, of which he is considered a benchmark performer.
From 1959 to 1966, Lukas David conducted a violin class at the Musikhochschule in Vienna. He was also a professor at the Detmold Academy of Music in Germany. In 1982 he performed the solo part of Max Méreaux's Concerto for Violin and Twelve Strings, dedicated to Tibor Varga and his chamber orchestra, when it premiered in Detmold. Tibor Varga directed the instrumental ensemble.
Since the 2001/2002 season, Lukas David has toured concerts in Japan, Turkey, Greece, in addition to his concerts in Germany and Austria. Each year the Lukas-David Chamber Music Festival is organized in Lima, Peru.
He died on October 11, 2021 at the age of 87.
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