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David Kempers
David Kempers
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Classical fusion violinist and composer
Sinding Suite
Peak position #89
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Peak position #13
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Band/artist history
Violinist David Kempers is an extraordinary musician, who is equally at home on the Concert stage or in the recording studio. Mr. Kempers has served as Concertmaster of the New Orleans Symphony and Associate Concertmaster of the Fort Worth Symphony. As a section player, Mr. Kempers has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, Sante Fe Opera, Cleveland Opera, Chicago Sinfonietta, American Composers Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Blossom Festival Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony and the American Sinfonietta. He has been a soloist with many orchestras under the batons of conductors Maxim Shostakovich, Catherine Comet and Erich Kunzel, and has been a featured violin soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet. Mr. Kempers is increasingly in demand as a composer, keyboardist, orchestrator and record producer, and has produced albums for Sony and Four Winds. Mr. Kempers has worked extensively in commercial music, with artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Bugs Bunny. As a backup musician he has performed with YES, Styx, Josh Groban, Mannheim Steamroller, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ray Charles, Vince Gill, Sarah Brightman, Smokey Robinson, Chris Cross, Jewel, ELO, Depeche Mode, The Temptations, The Moody Blues, Sheena Easton and Jon Secada. Mr. Kempers has performed at the New Orleans Jazzfest and was in the all-star band backing Brian Wilson on his Imagination TV special. He performed with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra, backing up Ron Wood and Bobby Womack at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Cleveland. As a recording artist, David has done countless commercials and has performed on over 60 album projects. Mr. Kempers received a multi-platinum Award for his work on the CD Out of Time with the rock band R.E.M.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
No, I play dead.
Your musical influences
YES, Zappa, Genesis,RUSH, Bartok, Copland, fusion stuff, Tomita. And, of course, Bea Arthur.
What equipment do you use?
Lots and Lots
Anything else?
Isnt that enough?
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