Donald Armstrong

Donald Armstrong is Associate Concertmaster of the NZSO. He was formerly Music Director of the NZ Chamber Orchestra, Principal Second Violin of the Tivoli Sinfoniorkester in Denmark and Co-Concertmaster of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice in France He studied in New York and Boston with teachers including Josef Gingold and Masuko Ushioda, and chamber music with Louis Krasner, Eugene Lehner and Laurence Lesser.

He performs regularly in New Zealand with his own chamber group, the “Amici Ensemble”. Donald is interested in preserving and advancing New Zealand’s musical heritage. He has taught as an artist teacher at the New Zealand School of Music and he teaches, coaches and encourages young instrumentalists. He plays a violin by Nicolo Gagliano of 1754.