Phil Playing
Photo Credit: Bob Weinschenk


I play all styles of violin
Classical music for weddings and special occasions-
Guitar and Violin
String Quartets, Trios, Duets, Solo Violin
Recording sessions
Performances with bands


Click here for my Suzuki violin teaching studio web page
If you're interested in private violin lessons at one of my South Austin studio locations, please call me at 512-585-9724.


Here's Chanterelle Duo's unique brand of wedding music, candidly recorded at a wedding open house

Elegant Affair at The Inn at Wild Rose Hall \\ HD Video from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.



I'm extremely proud of the work I do with Austin band the Invincible Czars

An excerpt from our 1812 Overture recording


Here's me playing a jazz solo transcription

Vince Guaraldi's Linus and Lucy



and how about a tiny little improvised bluegrass solo with the Old Holdouts?



Phil Davidson is an active violin teacher and performer in Austin, TX. He received his B.A. in Music from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is a Suzuki specialist, with teacher training registered through book 4. He maintains Suzuki violin and viola teaching studios at his home in South Austin and at the Armstrong Community Music School. Phil's teaching emphasizes development of functional instrumental abilities, including playing by ear, good practice habits, critical thinking, theory, history, observation and listening to a wide variety of music. Lately most of his new students have been beginners and intermediate transfer students.

Beyond his primary focus of being a professional music educator, Phil performs almost every week throughout central Texas and the gulf region. A former member of the Des Moines Symphony and Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra, he also was concertmaster of the Drake Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to Austin in 2002, Phil has decided to focus on chamber music of all sorts. Phil plays everything from Dowland to Piazzolla with classical guitarist Sean Behrens in the Chanterelle Duo, performs the rock-and-roll Nutcracker and more with the Invincible Czars, is in the rock band Mostly Dead and the bluegrass band The Old Holdouts. Phil's interests include supporting local businesses and musicians, vegetable gardening, and politics.


My current projects/groups:

Invincible Czars (rock arrangements of smart music)
Flamenco Symphony (guitar-based acoustic Latin)
The Old Holdouts ("Original Austin Amerigrass")
Muppletone (progressive world jazz metal)
Chanterelle Duo (classical guitar and violin)
Eliza and the Messiah (Americana/bluegrass)



Other artists/organizations with whom I have recorded or performed:

Mostly Dead
Justin Sherburn's Montopolis
Whiteman Dancing
Church of the Friendly Ghost
Shmu
Doug Marshall & the 103
Jason Bancroft and the Wealthy Beggars
Andy Nolte
Peter Stopschinski
Digital Antique
Golden Hornet Project
Golden Arm Trio
Opposite Day
Sweetmeat
A Life Like No Other
Polydactyl Hemingway
Louis Landry
Sam Arnold
Sea Legs
Boxcar Preachers
Bourland
Surfing Standing Still
Barrelhouse Dogs
Nathan James
Des Moines Symphony
Des Moines Metro Opera


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