Chamber Series

Chamber Series Concert 2: DSO Principals – Violin and Piano

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm

BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 8

BRITTEN: Suite Op. 6

FRANCK: Sonata

David Southorn, violin

Lura Johnson, piano

Chamber Series: Concert 2

DSO Principals: Violin and Piano

Please note the new time of 7:30 for the 2018-2019 Season.


Violinist David Southorn enjoys a versatile career as Concertmaster, chamber musician, and soloist. In 2016 he was appointed Assistant Concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and he is in his sixth season as Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony. He also performs frequently with the New York Philharmonic. This past year he has performed as soloist with the Fremont and Delaware symphonies. As part of the Amphion Quartet he was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II until 2016 and was the winner of multiple competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild competition. Their album on Nimbus Records was selected by the New York Times as a “Best Classical Album of 2015.” Southorn has collaborated with such musicians as Ani and Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, David Shifrin, Edgar Meyer, Paul Neubauer and the Tokyo String Quartet. He holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Yale University, and the Manhattan School of Music.


Pianist Lura Johnson is a Steinway Artist and the Second Prize Winner, as a member of Duo Baltinati with cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn, of the 2015 International Johannes Brahms Competition Chamber Music Division. Hailed as “brilliant” by the Washington Post, she is the Principal Pianist of the Delaware Symphony and has performed as the pianist of choice for the Baltimore Symphony since 2007. Ms. Johnson’s discography includes 11 recordings, including one which was featured in the official trailer for the 2013 Warner Brothers film, Gravity. Ms. Johnson can also be heard on several recordings released by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, including Naxos’ Grammy nominated release of the Bernstein Mass, on which she played principal keyboard. Her first solo CD was Musicians in Tonight’s Performance released in summer of 2014. Ms. Johnson has taught piano at the Peabody Conservatory since 2002.