David Lakirovich joined the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Concertmaster in June 2018. David was born in Brisbane, Australia, and started his violin studies at the age of three with his father, Jacob Lakirovich. He completed his Undergraduate Degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2013 with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Vadim Gluzman, and his Master’s Degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2015 with William Preucil. He previously served as the Assistant Concertmaster of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, and played three seasons with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (two years as Tutti 1st Violin, and one year as the Assistant Concertmaster). He was also invited to perform as guest Associate Concertmaster with the Jalisco Philharmonic in 2015 in Guadalajara, Mexico under the direction of Marco Parisotto. Thanks to a generous gift by an anonymous donor in Boston, David plays on a 1923 Stefano Scarampella violin.
Assistant Concertmaster (Robert G. and Suzanne Brodie Chair)