David Juritz, Virtuoso violinist

Profile by Bridget Osborne

June 2018

Violinist David Juritz has lived in Chiswick for more than 30 years and has become a popular fixture at the Bedford Park Festival. He came to London originally from South Africa to study at the Royal College of Music and landed his first professional job with the English Chamber Orchestra. Moving on to become lead violinist with the London Mozart Orchestra, he went on to tour the world as a soloist.

In 2007 he took a career break to tour the world as a busker, raising money for music education charities. More recently he has been indulging his passion for tango, playing with the London Tango Quintet and has set up a series of occasional concerts with friends at St Peter’s Church in Southfield Rd. David Juritz talked to the editor of The Chiswick Calendar, Bridget Osborne on the eve of the 2018 Bedford Park Festival.

Read profiles of other Bedford Park Festival performers living in Chiswick – Milly Forrest & Sandy Burnett