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David Joseph Sariti

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Music
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

Violinist David Sariti is known for his performance and research interests that cut across styles and eras, with a repertoire spanning from the seventeenth century to the present day.  He has recently appeared as recitalist at universities across the country, as soloist with orchestra, and in diverse chamber collaborations. A recent all-Mendelssohn piano trio program was hailed as “Chamber music at a high professional level, reflecting credit on the schools that choose to have their students taught by musicians who not only have academic credentials but are also first-class performing artists.” (Classical Voice of North Carolina).  His adaptability as a performer extends also to new music, with performances of works by composers throughout the Southeast.  Faculty at UVa since 2005, he is Director of the period-instrument Baroque Orchestra, maintains a violin studio, coaches chamber music, performs in the Rivanna Quartet, and is Principal Violin II of the Charlottesville Symphony.  He was honored to be part of the first cohort of College of Arts & Sciences Arts Fellows in 2016-17.

 

Dr. Sariti also maintains an active presence on the Baroque violin.  He has appeared with many notable chamber ensembles and orchestras, and has recently collaborated with fortepianist David Breitman, The Vivaldi Project, and others.  He has presented programs of music from the collection of Thomas Jefferson since arriving at UVa, and is featured on the CD “Music from the Jefferson Collection”. An improviser of music both old and new, he plays jazz with Greg Howard, John D’earth, and others.

 

In the teaching studio, Dr. Sariti emphasizes the development of a natural, precise technique and comprehensive musicianship skills that enable students to make informed interpretive decisions on a wide range of repertoire.  He has taught violin and music history at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and recently completed a term as Performance Chair of the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter.  His articles have been featured in Early Music America, American String Teacher, and American Music Teacher. He completed his doctorate at Hartt in the Honors Chamber Music program, writing "The Austro-German Violin Sonata, c. 1650". He also holds degrees from the University of Akron and Ithaca College, with election to the National Music Honor Society; studies were with Katie Lansdale, Pamela Gearhart, Pamela Frank and members of the Cleveland and Miami quartets.

MUPF 2140: Performance (Strings)
Credits: 1
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2141: Performance (Strings)
Credits: 1
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110-2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3140: Advanced Performance (Strings)
Credits: 2
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUEN 3610: Orchestra
Credits: 2
Orchestra Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3630: Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1–2
Chamber Ensemble Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3670: Early Music Ensemble
Credits: 2
Performance of music written before 1750 on instruments appropriate to the period.Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree.
MUPF 3950: Performance Concentration I
Credits: 2
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: One semester of MUPF credit and audition required. Student must simultaneously register for MUSI 4950: Performance Concentration Seminar.
MUPF 3960: Performance Concentration II
Credits: 2
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration. Prerequisite: MUPF 3950. Student must simultaneously register for MUSI 4950: Performance Concentration Seminar.
MUPF 4950: Performance Concentration III
Credits: 2
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: MUPF 3960. Student must simultaneously register for MUSI 4950: Performance Concentration Seminar.
MUPF 4960: Performance Concentration IV
Credits: 2
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: MUPF 4950. Student must simultaneously register for MUSI 4950: Performance Concentration Seminar.