David Mastrangelo, Principal Second Violin
Hugh and Betty Pearson Chair
David Mastrangelo began playing the violin at the age of 8 and began studying privately when he was 12, in his hometown of Syracuse, New York. He attended Southern Methodist University on a full music scholarship and graduated with honors in 1990. He then attended Mannes College of Music in New York, where he studied with Sally Thomas. From 1992 to 1994, he was co-concertmaster of the New World Symphony in Miami.
He joined the Naples Philharmonic in 1994 as assistant principal violin and was promoted to principal second violin in 2000.
David teaches at the Stringendo School for Strings at Palm Beach Atlantic University during the summer. He also creates arrangements for solo violin and string ensembles. He dedicates all recognition for his musical accomplishments to the glory of God. David has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic since 1994.