David Bousso founded the Empire Chamber Orchestra (ECO) in 2014 to give an opportunity to young musicians to play in a professional orchestra, perform the works of the great composers, introduce works by living composers perform and feature young up-coming soloists. A native New Yorker, David started playing the violin at the age of six at Manhattan School of Music. He has established himself as a professional conductor, orchestral, chamber, solo violinist and teacher.
David was selected to conduct the Union City Philharmonic. He guest-conducted NYU Philharmonia, NYU Symphony, the Central Jersey Symphony, the Bloomingdale School of Music Orchestra, the Norwalk Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestra. He played and conducted The 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 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 with Maestro Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 32 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas 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 Berlin Staatskapelle. David was awarded the Barenboim-Said Scholarship grant for excellence in music performance. He was recently invited to attend the conducting workshop with Maestro Daniele Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
David has collaborated with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA), which has performed throughout the U.S. and Mexico. He was invited to perform with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and has recently collaborated with the Chamber Orchestra of NY, Binghamton Philharmonic, Reading Symphony, 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.