David Douglass
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David Douglass has been a leading figure in the world of Early Music performance for over 30 years. His playing has been praised by The New York Times for its "eloquence" and "expressive virtuosity", and through his groundbreaking work in the field of the early violin he has developed a sound and style for the violin" (Fanfare). This exploration culminated in the founding of his ensemble, The King's Noyse, a Renaissance violin band. As director of The King's Noyse, and through his recreation of the improvisational repertory of the early violin band, he has received praise for his "enterprise and imagination" (Stereophile). In 2007 Mr. Douglass was named Musician-in–Residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago and director of the Newberry Consort. Since that time he has carried on the Consort’s legacy of groundbreaking performances. Mr. Douglass is much in demand as a writer and lecturer on early violin history, technique and repertoire. His chapters on the violin are published in Schirmer's "Performer's Guides to Early Music", and his essays on the early violin can be found in Strings magazine. Mr. Douglass has recorded extensively for harmonia mundi usa, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Virgin, Erato, BMG, Berlin Classics, and Auvidis/Astrée labels.