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WXXI Classical 91.5 is in the process of building a resource of photos and brief biographical information about musicians of African descent. This resource is by no means complete, and we rely on you to help us build the site by sharing your information. Please click on the alphabetical groupings below to begin your discovery.

David Burnett, violin

David Burnett

David Burnett has been on the violin faculty of Harlem School of the Arts for 16 years. Mr. Burnett also teaches at the Langston Hughes Middle School and P.S. 6 in Brooklyn through ArtsConnection. He began studying the violin with Galina Heifetz while a student at Music and Art High School. Mr. Burnett completed his undergraduate studies at Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald, followed by studies with Lynn Chang at the Boston Conservatory. Mr. Burnett’s string quartet, The West Village Quartet, has performed together for over 18 years and has a residency with the Baltimore Symphony.