David Sego

viola

Violist David Sego grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. As a student of William Magers, he received Bachelor and Master's degrees in viola performance from Arizona State University. He has studied Baroque violin with Marilyn McDonald and David Douglass, and has participated in master classes with Monica Huggett, Andrew Manze and Stanley Ritchie. In Arizona, David was an active freelancer, appearing with Bernadette Peters, Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Mathis and Sarah Brightman, among others.  In the Spring of 2005, David enjoyed a stint as a member of the pit orchestra for Disney's The Lion King(Cheetah touring company).

Since moving to the Bay Area to focus on Early Music, David has established an active performing career and is in demand on the West Coast, appearing with Ensemble Mirable, Jubilate!, California Bach Society, Sacramento Baroque Soloists, Bach Collegium San Diego and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. He is a founding member of Bay Area early music ensemble Galileo Project, whose mission is to bring early music to wider audiences in non-traditional venues. In addition to performing, David is a busy educator, serving as director of the San Ramon Youth Symphony, which he founded in 2006, and teaching violin and viola at his studio, Galileo Music Academy. David has previously taught at Tempe Preparatory Academy, Arizona School for the Arts and Arizona State University. David has recorded for TNT network television, Canyon Records (including R. Carlos Nakai’s Grammy-winning Inner Voices), Tempest Records and Wildboar Records.