David Brill was born in North Kansas City, Missouri. He began his violin studies at the age of three years old with his mother, as well as piano and music theory at the age of five with his father. He has studied violin with Alvaro Gomez, Ruta Kroumovitch-Gomez, Klara Berkovich, Mati Braun, Lisa Ferrigno, Joseph Silverstein, Miguel Cardenas, Hsin-Lin Tsai, Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, Francesca Dego, Kimberly Fisher, and Elmar Oliveira. David is currently studying violin with Professor Carol Cole of Lynn University Conservatory.
At the age of six, David joined the Prelude Orchestra of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra (FSYO), becoming the youngest player ever admitted to the FSYO at that time. Two years later, he became concertmaster. At the age of ten, he was admitted to the Philharmonia Orchestra of the FSYO. The following year, he became concertmaster for the Philharmonia Orchestra. He was associate concertmaster with the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony (MAYS) for the 2010-2011 season. In 2011 he joined the University of Central Florida Symphony under Lazlo Marosi.
David has played with the following professional orchestras: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.
In 2004, David won first prize in the district of Orlando violin concerto competition. In 2006 and 2012 he achieved a "superior" in the National Federation of Music Clubs contest. At the age of 10, David was chosen as one of the youngest finalists of the FSYO concerto competition, in which he played the Mendelssohn violin concerto. At the age of twelve, David gave his first full recital. In 2010, he was chosen as a child prodigy to appear on the "Bridge to the Future," sponsored by CPCU. In February of 2011, David was the winner of the Metropolitan Area Youth Orchestra (MAYS) Concerto Competition, in which he performed the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 as the soloist with the orchestra at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke on March 12, 2011; and in April of 2011 David was chosen concertmaster of the orchestra that participated in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of the commissioned work by Daniel May entitled: The Tall and the Small, which was performed on May 14, 2011 under Christopher Wilkins, conductor. On August 26, 2011, David was invited to perform a full recital at the University Club of Winter Park, which included works by Sarasate, Paganini, Bach, and Wieniawski. He was invited back to perform a full recital the following August 24, 2012. In 2011, David played with the University of Central Florida Symphony. On November 19, 2011 David won first prize in the strings division of the Bach Festival 19th Annual Young Artists Competition in Winter Park, Florida. In 2011, David became a member of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, a professional orchestra. Then, in May of 2012, David successfully auditioned for the Orlando Philharmonic and played his first concert with them on November 17, 2012, which concert featured Yefim Bronfman, pianist. David was a featured performer on the 93rd Florida Federation of Music Clubs Spring Convention on May 18, 2012 performing the Bruch Violin Concerto, the Bach Preludium in E Major from the Partita No. 3, and the Ysaÿe Violin Sonata No. 2.
In 2013, David won a full scholarship to the eight-week summer session of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, which included his participation in the Tanglewood String Quartet Workshop with members of the Muir String Quartet, and the Tanglewood Young Artists Orchestra under Ken-David Masur, conductor. David earned eight university credits at Tanglewood with a GPA of 4.0.
In the summer of 2015, David participated in the Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF), where he won the grand prize for the concerto competition for his performance of the third movement of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto. Part of the grand prize included guest soloist with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra of New Jersey playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto during their 2016 season, which he performed on July 6, 2016. He also won the Bach Double competition at PIMF with his performance of the third movement of the Bach Double, which he performed with a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Cristian Marcelaru.
In the fall of 2016, David won the Lynn Conservatory Concerto Competition, winning first prize in the category of violin. In November, David performed the entire Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto at Lynn University with the Lynn Philharmonic Orchestra. In the fall of 2016, David’s string quartet won first prize in the Lynn University Chamber Music Competition. His string quartet gave a recital on May 2, 2017 at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City. In the summer of 2017, David was chosen as a fellow at the Dali Quartet Music Festival in North Wales, PA, just north of Philadelphia, PA.
David has shown a love of music from a very early age. When he is at home he enjoys listening to many kinds of classical music. His favorite composers are Mozart and Beethoven, among others. David also enjoys biking, civics, studying Latin, meteorology, and astronomy.