Violinist Monica Davis enjoys a varied musical career including classical and contemporary performances, television and recording projects, and Broadway appearances. She can currently be seen performing in the orchestras of Fiddler on the Roof, American in Paris, Fun Home, Something Rotten, Matilda, Kinky Boots, and The Book of Mormon on Broadway. Last year she was offered a position with the 2015 Tony Awards orchestra and appeared live from Radio City Music Hall in that broadcast.
Also an avid chamber musician whose playing was described as “refined and attractive” by The New York Times, Monica is the newly appointed first violinist of the Osso String Quartet and a regular member of the Harlem Chamber Players. With Osso she recently collaborated with the Columbia/Barnard Dance program in a performance of John Adam’s Book of Alleged Dances, appeared on the PLG Chamber Music Series, and is looking forward to the quartet’s debut at the Kennedy Center with trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.
Monica received her Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she was a student of Laurie Smukler and Curtis Macomber. She received her Bachelors degree in American history as a Kluge Scholar at Columbia University. There, Monica received the Dolan Prize, which made it possible for her to study with Phil Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet.