David France

Executive Director, Revolution of Hope

David France is a violinist, international performer, innovative educator, and visionary leader. Who is making an impact on society not only with his music, but through sharing his knowledge as a gift in service toward the happiness of others. He is currently the executive director of Revolution of Hope, a world-class youth orchestra in the underserved Boston neighborhood of Roxbury. David was recently chosen as a top 40 Urban innovator under 40 in the U.S. by Next City and was a member of the WayPaver Innovation Delegation in Chattanooga, TN.

David and his avant-garde videos have been featured in many national and international programs and publications including CNN, The CBS Early Show, BBC News, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and more. He was selected to be one of the Concert masters of the first ever YouTube Symphony in 2009, which performed to a sold out audience at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. David has collaborated with some of today’s most popular artists including John Legend, Smokey Robinson, Josh Groban and Grammy award winning producer Quincy Jones.

In the United States he has taught at The Saint Joseph School of Music, The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, Wichita State University, and has given guest lectures at The Longy School of Music of Bard College, Eastern Illinois University, and Northeastern University.

David is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music’s prestigious Sistema Fellows Program which trains socially minded musicians in the movement to bring “Music for Social Change” programs to the United States. He has studied with Sally O’Reilly at the University of Minnesota and currently studies with world-famous teaching couple Roland and Almita Vamos.