A professional violist based in the New York City area, Carrie Davids is an avid performer, collaborator, and teacher. Originally from Connecticut, Ms. Davids began playing the viola at the age of 6. She has studied at the HARTT School of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, Eastman School of Music (BM), and Manhattan School of Music (MM). Her primary teachers have included Melinda Daetsch, David Holland, Carol Rodland, and Karen Ritscher. Further tutelage includes Heidi Castleman, Becca Albers, Jodi Levitz, Caroline Coade, Almita and Roland Vamos, Schmul Katz, and Nicholas Cords.
A participant in the 2017 Emerson String Quartet Institute at Stony Brook University and winner of both the 2010 Eastman Chamber Honors Recital and the 2016 FUCHS Chamber Music Competition, Ms. Davids is an extremely experienced and well-versed chamber musician. She has been coached by many world-renowned chamber players, including the Ying Quartet, Kopelman Quartet, Emerson String Quartet, Sam Rhodes, and Laurie Carney. As a collaborator, Ms. Davids has participated in many avant-garde concerts around the city/tri-state area. Such performances include world premieres of local “up and coming“ composers, Chautauqua’s first ever “Inter-Arts Collective,” and a residency with Higher Ground at the United Palace Theatre in November 2017.
Orchestrally, Ms. Davids was the recent finalist for the Glens Falls Symphony Principal Viola position, where she currently holds tenure as a section player. Ms. Davids is also a substitute for the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY, Symphony in C, and the Westchester Symphony.
Ms. Davids is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division and Larchmont Music Academy. Learn more about Carrie here: www.carriedavidsviola.com