The Austrian violinist, Lukas David died on Monday 11 October 2021 at the age of 87. The former pupil of Tibor Varga and Nathan Milstein hailed from a musical family.
The cause of his death has not been released to the public.
David was Born in Wels, Austria in 1934. He had a musician father Johann Nepomuk David and older brother Thomas Christian David who were both composers and conductors.
David first learnt violin at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig, going on to study with Max Strub at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and of Max Kergl at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, making his concert debut at the age of 14. He also had lessons with Nathan Milstein.
David studied with Tibor Varga from 1949 to 1957. He also worked until 1959, as Varga’s assistant at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.
He became a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in 1966. From 1959, David taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
David enjoyed an international concert tour career, which took him across Europe, to Asia, the US, South America and South Africa.