David is the Assistant Principal 2nd Violinist with the Spokane Symphony. He began studying violin in Seattle at the age of 5 and continued his musical studies with Walter Schwede through high school. During that time he was a founding member of the leading youth string quartet in Seattle. He was also a prominent member of the Seattle Youth Symphony where he was Principal 2nd Violin and later served as Concertmaster of a combined orchestra with the Portland Youth Philharmonic in a performance of Strauss' Alpine Symphony.
Mr. Armstrong holds degrees from Northwestern University (Master of Music Performance) and Michigan State University (Bachelor of Music Performance). While at Northwestern, he was awarded a fellowship with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago where he was Assistant Principal 2nd Violin. His principal instructors include Almita Vamos, Charles Avsharian, Walter Schwede, and Rebecca Lowe.
Before moving to Spokane, David was a free-lance violinist in the Seattle area where he was a member of the Bellevue Philharmonic. In 2009 he won his current position with the Spokane Symphony. Armstrong, an avid chamber musician, can be seen performing on the Symphony's chamber soiree series at the Davenport Hotel as well as performances with the Selkirk and Tedesca String Quartets.