Violin, Baroque violin
Martin Davids founded and directs the Callipygian Players in Chicago, and is concertmaster of Brandywine Baroque, Third Coast Baroque, and Bella Voce Sinfonia. He is principal second violin with the Haymarket Opera Company, and Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. His performing career has included collaborations with many others throughout North America and Europe. Mr. Davids received his M.M from the University of Michigan and a Performer Diploma from the Early Music Institute at Indiana University where he studied with Stanley Ritchie. He has recorded for Plectra, Cedille, Musica Omnia, and Albany records. Mr. Davids published a volume of arrangements for two violins of J. S. Bach’s solo violin fugues in early 2016. Called Bachfor2, it is the first arrangement of its kind. A second volume was published in 2019. In addition, he is a third generation disciple of the YiZung Yue school of internal martial arts.