David Ormai
Status: Member
Member Since: June 16, 2005
Last Visit:July 27, 2011
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David Ormai

A native of Budapest, Hungary, David Ormai is an active performer all across the nation. He currently plays with the Ann Arbor and Flint Symphonies, and has performed with such ensembles as City Music Cleveland, The Colorado Music Festival, The Danubia Symphony of Hungary, and Michigan's own Lexington Bach Festival.

As a dedicated teacher, David maintains a private studio in Ann Arbor. He has completed Suzuki training with Kimbery Meier-Sims of the Sato Center for Suzuki Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has taught at the Parlando School for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts.

An avid chamber musician, this past spring he competed at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with The Sweetwater Piano Trio. He has studied with members of the Takacs, Cavani, and Phoenix quartets, as well as Peter Salaff, Christopher Harding, Louis Nagel and Cornelia Heard.

Also an enthusiastic early music performer, David has performed and recorded with the Cleveland-based baroque orchestra, Apollo's Fire. His early music teachers include Cynthia Roberts, Jeanette Sorrell, Edward Parmentier, Penelope Crawford, Aaron Berofsky, Julie Andrijeski, Peter Bennett, and Rene Schiffer.

David has participated in many summer music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the Tibor Varga Music Festival in Scion, Switzerland, and the Bartok Festival in Szombathely, Hungary.

David's primary teachers include Yehonatan Berick, Aaron Berofsky, Paul Kantor, Harold Wippler, Barbara Barber and Ellie Albers LeRoux. He has participated in masterclasses given by Mihaela Martin, Dong-Suk Kang, Gyorgy Pauk, Jordi Savall, The Cavani Quartet, The Altenberg Trio, and the Rebel baroque ensemble. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and is expecting a Masters degree from the University of Michigan this December.