Violinist David Sariti is known for his wide range of repertoire and musical interests. Faculty at UVa since 2005, he directs the period-instrument Baroque Orchestra, maintains a violin studio, coaches chamber music, and is Principal Violin II of the Charlottesville and University Symphony. He has recently appeared as recitalist at universities across the East and Midwest, and as soloist with orchestra. His chamber activities include regular concerts with UVa's Rivanna Quartet and other diverse collaborations. His presentation "The Suite for Violin and Piano of William Grant Still: An American Original" was featured at the 2011 College Music Society Mid-Atlantic conference.
Accomplished also on the Baroque violin, he founded Piedmont Baroque, and has appeared with Harmonious Blacksmith, the Rosenfeld-McFarlane Duo, harpsichordist Bradley Lehman, and other noted early music ensembles. He is presenting an ongoing series of programs in collaboration with Monticello featuring music from the collection of Thomas Jefferson, including the CD "Music from the Jefferson Collection".
Dr. Sariti has taught violin and music history at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and is a coach and clinician dedicated to the advancement of string pedagogy. His articles have been regularly featured in American String Teacher, California Music Teacher, and American Music Teacher. He completed his doctorate at Hartt in the Honors Chamber Music program, writing "The Austro-German Violin Sonata, c. 1650". He also holds degrees from the University of Akron and Ithaca College, with election to the National Music Honor Society; studies were with Katie Lansdale, Pamela Gearhart, Pamela Frank and members of the Cleveland and Miami quartets.