David Vanderwal is a highly sought-after vocalist who performs with many esteemed early music ensembles. This year he will also be featured in several recitals during the Carmel Bach Festival.
Recently, he has performed Handel’s Messiah with St. Paul’s Cathedral Choirs of Buffalo, NY; Pax Christi of Toronto, ON; Danbury (CT) Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut, among other orchestras.
Early Life and Education
David Vanderwal was born and raised in Nijmegen, Netherlands and developed an interest in circuses while growing up. He fell head over heels for their big tops and sparkles of sawdust.
He relocated to Southern California as a young adult and found his passion for chemistry and juggling. As an undergraduate student at UC Irvine, he is currently conducting research with Professor Vanderwal’s group.
He’s an enthusiastic tinkerer, enjoying fixing broken gadgets with needle nose pliers. Additionally, he enjoys watching documentaries and bowling.
He holds five degrees (B Eng, M Eng, M IT, MBA and M Res) and was previously the Regional Vice President of Business Value Services at Salesforce. Additionally, he has over 15 years of experience in global technology sales and leadership positions.
David Vanderwal is an accomplished tenor with an intense love of music. His stunning lyric vocal range has earned him recognition as a sought-after recitalist and oratorio soloist across America.
He has performed with the American Bach Soloists, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Austin Symphony, New York Collegium and Tafelmusik among many other regional orchestras. Additionally he sang Messiah, Passion and other oratorio works with St. Thomas Church Choir among others.
He is currently engaged in a project that involves the total synthesis of immunosuppressive diterpenoids. When not at work, he enjoys playing computer games, skiing, throwing javelins and eating pretzels from novelty-sized barrels – an endless supply!
Achievements and Honors
Tenor David Vanderwal has been instrumental in the success of several high-profile musical endeavors. He has performed for the American Bach Soloists, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, New York Collegium and Tafelmusik, as well as numerous regional orchestras across America.
David vanderwal has earned numerous honors and recognition in music journals for his performing skills. Additionally, he won several awards at vocal competitions. For his tenor work, David was named to the National Vocal Association’s Class of 2007. In addition to these exciting projects, David plans on undertaking major operatic and oratorio productions as well as numerous other choral performances in the near future.
David Vanderwal has a deep-seated love of music and an enthusiasm for performance. As an accomplished choral artist, he has performed with The American Bach Soloists, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Austin Symphony, Tafelmusik and New York Collegium as well as numerous other regional orchestras across America.
He has recorded for Allegro, Delos, Pro Musica Gloriae and Koch International record labels as well as his own label Western Wind of New York. Additionally, he has won multiple awards at national and local vocal competitions.
He is a member of the Grammy-nominated Choirs of Trinty Wall Street, Clarion, Concert Royale, Connectictut Chamber Choir, Four Nations Ensemble, Waverly Consort, Early Music New York, Vox and Folger Consort as well as faculty at International Bachakademie’s Stuttgart Festival in Uberlingen, Germany.
David Vanderwal boasts a net worth of $420 thousand as of August 8, 2017. As an accomplished musician, his clarion lyric vocal qualities have earned him much success. He has performed with the American Bach Soloists, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, New York Collegium, Tafelmusik and many other regional orchestras across America. Additionally he has recorded for Allegro, Delos Pro Musica Gloriae and Koch International record labels. He has also been featured in numerous vocal competitions and his performances have earned him numerous awards. Now based in New York City, he continues to perform regularly with choirs and orchestras around the city. Additionally, he serves as a guest artist at St. Thomas Church in New York and First Congregational Church of Greenwich, CT.