A Multi-Talented Free Spirit

Violinist Darin Qualls is a native of Portland, Oregon, USA. He studied at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, with master violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay. He was awarded the Starling Prize for excellence in music performance, providing a full tuition scholarship and the opportunity to perform as a soloist. Following his studies, he joined America’s musical academy, the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, where he performed as leader of the orchestra and as a featured soloist. In 1996 he commenced his professional career with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in Amsterdam taking part in several world tours and in 2000 joined the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under the direction of Edo de Waart. Mr. Qualls is now based in the UK and performs throughout Europe, America and Asia as chamber musician and soloist. Darin plays on a violin made in 1768, in Rome by Jacobus Horil.