David Coucheron

Valade Concertmaster, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

Concertmaster, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

David Coucheron joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as concertmaster in September 2010, as the youngest concertmaster among any major U.S. orchestra.

Throughout his career, Mr. Coucheron has worked with Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Simon Rattle, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Charles Dutoit, among others. He has performed as soloist with the BBC, Sendai, and Trondheim symphony orchestras as well as with the Bergen and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, and during his tenure with the ASO he has performed over 12 concertoes. Mr. Coucheron has given solo recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, as well as in concert halls across the world. His chamber music performances have included appearances at Suntory Hall, Wigmore Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. Mr. Coucheron is founding member and artistic director for the Kon-Tiki Chamber Music Festival in his hometown of Oslo, Norway.

Mr. Coucheron’s recordings with his sister, pianist Julie Coucheron, include David and Julie (Naxos/Mudi) and Debut (Naxos). He is also the featured soloist in Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, released on ASO Media in the fall of 2014. He is on the artist-faculty of the Sarasota and Brevard Music Festivals, in addition to the Aspen Music Festival and School. Mr. Coucheron holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Guildhall School, and his teachers include Igor Ozim, Aaron Rosand, Lewis Kaplan, and David Takeno. Mr Coucheron plays the 1725 Stradivarius “da Vinci”on kind loan from The Anders Sveaas’ Charitable Foundation.