David Sanzone grew up in Perth, Western Australia, active and passionate in a wide variety of performing arts. He studied violin from age 6 learning under Judy Vasek and also performed in choirs, music theatre and dance productions. David completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours at Edith Cowan University (WAAPA), studying violin under Peter Tanfield. Alongside his principle studies David excelled in Baroque performance practice under Stewart Smith, pedagogy with Michael Goldschlager, choir and choral conducting under Micheál McCarthy.
David relocated to Hobart in 2013 where he completed a Master of Music at the University of Tasmania researching in string pedagogy. He wrote his Thesis on the renowned Colourstrings approach and occasionally travels abroad observing and participating in Kodály and Colourstrings teacher training programs.
David teaches the violin and string ensembles at the Friends’ and Hutchins Schools in Hobart, and through the UTAS Conservatorium of Music Outreach. In recent years he has tutored at the Residential Summer String Camp and conducted the TYO Philharmonic Orchestra. Determined to bring music and strings to more people in Tasmania, David serves as chapter president of the Australian Strings Association and helps organise their yearly events.
David has performed and studied around Australia, Austria, Italy, Finland and the United States. Among many diverse opportunities, he has performed at the Festival Internazionale di Musica da Camera in Salerno; the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra Holmes á Court Winter Salon Series; a ‘Master-course performer’ at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum; tutor and performing artist at the International Chamber Music Camp in Positano and Paris. David was a chorister for the St. George’s Cathedral Choir, was the conductor of the Churchlands Community Orchestra, and has performed and recorded with the Australian Youth Orchestra.