Founder and Artistic Director


David Bousso founded the Empire Chamber Orchestra (ECO) in 2014 to give an opportunity to young musicians to perform as an ensemble and as soloists. A native New Yorker, David started violin lessons at the age of six at Manhattan School of Music. He has established himself as a professional conductor, orchestral, chamber, solo violinist and teacher. He has performed in 30 countries across 4 continents. In 2012 David was selected to conduct the Union City Philharmonic. He recently was invited as a guest conductor of the NYU Phiharmonia, the NYU Symphony and the Norwalk Youth Symphony. In 2011 he performed and conducted Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with The New York Chamber Virtuosi. In 2009-2010 David toured with the Broadway musical Little House on the Prairie, which was performed in 25 cities throughout the U.S and Canada. While on tour, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and The Seeing Eye. David recently performed the Bach concerto for two violins with Philadelphia Orchestra member Paul Arnold and was featured as a soloist with Ensemble 212 and Bachanalia.

Since 2004 David has performed in 30 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe at the prestigious Salzburg, Lucerne and London Proms festivals, to name a few. He has performed in concerts with members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Berlin State Opera Orchestra. David was awarded the Barenboim-Said Scholarship grant for excellence in music performance.

David has collaborated with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA), which has performed throughout the country and Mexico. He was invited as a guest to perform with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and has recently collaborated with the Reading Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of NY, Binghamton Philharmonic, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 212, Metro Chamber Orchestra and the Astoria Symphony Orchestra.

David holds a Bachelor and a Master’s degrees in Music from Mannes College, The New School for Music. He resides in New York City.