A violist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique, Dave Moss enjoys a vibrant career as a solo artist, chamber collaborator, and orchestra musician. His technical and musical insight, ranging from early baroque performance practices to the most progressive contemporary music, are tremendous assets praised by colleagues and critics alike.
An accomplished chamber musician, Moss has performed with Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Jamie Laredo, Miriam Fried, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, and with members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, and Ying Quartets. He has appeared on the world’s finest concert stages including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Kimmel Center, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Museum and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. He has recorded for Cedille Records, Naxos and Sony Records and has been heard on the BBC, PBS, and is a frequent guest on Chicago’s WFMT.
Moss is a passionate champion of contemporary music and has performed with the worlds leading ensembles including dal niente, Continuum, The International Contemporary Ensemble, and with Pierre Boulez and ensemble intercontemporain. As an orchestral musician he has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is highly sought after as a guest principal.
His interest and commitment to historical performance has led him to perform with Chicago’s Baroque Band, Haymarket Opera Company, and Callipygian Players and he has taken part in early music programs at the Britten Pears Festival and with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.
Moss received his Masters degree from The Juilliard School as an Irene Diamond fellow, where he served as teaching assistant to Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. He earned his Bachelors degree from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a student of Peter Slowik.
Dedicated to the education of the next generation, he is on the faculty of the newly created Juilliard After School Arts program at the British International School of Chicago.