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 to Assistant Concertmaster of the Delhi Symphony. A winner of the 2019 Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions on solo violin, Mr. Arrington has performed with America's Got Talent's Jackie Evancho, guitar legend Phil Keaggy, and jazz artist Cyrus Chestnut.
A sought after composer, Mr. Arrington's compositions have been performed by the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Pittsburgh Girls Choir, Westmoreland Symphony, Edgewood Symphony, and Ohio Northern University Orchestra, among others. Awards include the New York Youth Symphony's First Music Prize for his String Quartet #2, a 2006 Fellowship in Music Composition from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and a special distinction in ASCAP's Nissim prize for best orchestral score.
Committed to bringing Pittsburgh's talented musicians into local healthcare settings, Mr. Arrington started the non-profit Musicians With A Mission (MWAM) which he has directed since 2010. After coordinating hundreds of performances in local nursing homes, 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 is grateful to perform on a wonderful 2001 Joseph Curtin violin.