David McElroy graduated in 2017 with a First Class Honours BMus from CIT Cork School of Music with the title “Student of the Year” awarded as the highest placed fourth year student and also taking the Alan Cutts prize for conducting. He is continuing his violin studies with Greg Ellis in the CIT Cork School of Music Master of Arts in Performance programme and is currently in his final year.
David performed in the RDS Rising Stars platform in May 2017 & April 2018. Twice winner of the senior concerto prize, David has performed Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 as well as Glazunov Violin Concerto with CIT Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra. David was also leader of the orchestra for 2 years. He has won both the CIT Cork School of Music and Feis Ceoil Chamber Music Competitions as well as performing in the National Concert Hall Feis Ceoil Gala Concert as first violin with the Doolan Quartet. In 2018, the Doolan Quartet were given a masterclass by the award winning Emerson Quartet.
Since being accepted to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme in 2015, David has been regularly performing with both the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & RTÉ Concert Orchestra. He has performed with world class soloists such as Barry Douglas, Nikolaj Znaider, Eldbjord Hemsing, Nicolas Koeckert, Danielle de Niese, Michael McHale, Celine Byrne and Vadim Gluzman. David has toured across Ireland with both National Orchestras on many occasions and has recorded live on RTÉ Lyric FM with both the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded for television broadcasts on RTÉ 1 with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and on The Late Late Show with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. David also plays with Camerata Ireland, opening their National Concert Hall Series in May 2019 with artistic director Barry Douglas.
David has performed for masterclasses in Italy, the UK, Romania, France and Ireland. He also studied with Fernand Iaicu at the École Supérieure Musique in Lille while on Erasmus.