Award-winning violinist and composer Devin Arrington has performed all over the world in venues as far reaching as Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Great Hall of the Composers in Moscow. This year Mr. Arrington was a winner of the 2019 Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions on solo violin. He has performed with singer Jackie Evancho, guitar legend Phil Keaggy, and is currently a first violin member of the Westmoreland Symphony. His compositions have been performed by the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, WSO, Edgewood Symphony, and Ohio Northern University Orchestra, among others.
While still a graduate student, Mr. Arrington won the New York Youth Symphony's First Music Prize for his String Quartet #2 which led to a 2005 premiere performance at Carnegie Hall and in 2006 he was awarded a Fellowship in Music Composition from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. In 2010, he created Musicians With A Mission (MWAM) to “bring more of Pittsburgh's talented musicians into local healthcare settings.” After coordinating over a hundred performances each year at local healthcare facilities, Pittsburgh’s NPR station (WQXR 90.5) featured MWAM in its 2018 segment “90 Neighborhoods, 90 Good Stories.”
Mr. Arrington holds a B.A. degree in Music from Middlebury College (summa cum laude) and M.M. degree in Music Composition from Carnegie Mellon University. His principal teachers have included Salvatore Princiotti, Yehonatan Berick, Huei-Sheng Kao, and Leonardo Balada. Mr. Arrington teaches violin and composition both privately in Morningside and at Duquesne University's City Music Center. He performs on a 2001 Joseph Curtin violin.