David Nebenzahl

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David Nebenzahl is Danubius' primary violinist or primas, and he has absorbed the various styles of Eastern European and Balkan violin playing. An accomplished classical violinist (and former bassist and guitarist), he became interested in Eastern European genres several years ago after a trip to Hungary and Bulgaria with a Bay Area folk-dance ensemble (playing mostly American bluegrass!). He turned his considerable musical talents to Eastern Europe and is now fluent in Romanian and Hungarian folk violin styles, and has put his flatpicking expertise to good use on the Bulgarian tambura.