Edward Dusinberre, first violin
Edward Dusinberre (first violin) was born in 1968 in Leamington Spa, England, and has enjoyed playing the violin from a young age. His early experiences as concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain encouraged him to choose music as a profession. He studied with the Ukrainian violinist Felix Andrievsky at the Royal College of Music in London and at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Piotr Milewski. In 1990 he won the British Violin Recital Prize and gave his debut recital in London at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre. Upon completion of his studies at Juilliard Dusinberre auditioned for the Takács Quartet, which he joined in 1993.
In July 2010 Edward released a recording of Beethoven's violin sonatas no. 9 and 10 with pianist David Korevaar on the Decca label. Andrew Clements wrote in the Guardian newspaper; “Edward Dusinberre brings the same wonderfully subtle and intensely musical qualities to these two violin sonatas as he does to Beethoven’s quartets…”
Future projects include a performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto with András Fejér, and performances at the Plush Festival Dorset where he will play Beethoven’s Piano Trio ‘The Ghost’ with Charles Owen and Louise Hopkins, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Edward Dusinberre enjoys writing about music. In connection with the Takács Quartet's recent Beethoven cycles in London and Madrid, he has written articles for the Strad magazine and Guardian newspaper.
Edward lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Beth, an archeologist who teaches at the University of Colorado, and their son Sam. He enjoys hiking in the mountains near Boulder and going to the theatre. Never known as one of the more athletic members of his family, Edward has nonetheless benefited from Boulder's healthy culture of embracing the outdoors. He currently has plans to start training for the 2020 Bolder Boulder, sometime in the future.