violin and viola

photos by:  Tré 

photos by: Tré 

 
Monica Headshot 2 Web by Tre.jpg

Violinist and violist, Monica Davis

praised for her “refined and attractive” playing (New York Times) enjoys a multifaceted performance career based in New York City. A sought after collaborator, she has recorded for film, television, contemporary composers, and recording artists including Alicia Keys, Darlene Love, Billy Ocean, The National, José James, Fabian Almazan, Jason Robert Brown, and Bruce Springsteen. She’s toured with acclaimed singer songwriter and pianist, Regina Spektor, pop icon Diana Ross, and producer/composer, Rostam. She has also performed on Saturday Night Live, The Tony Awards, Live from Lincoln Center, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with multiple artists including Pearl Jam, Solange, Bette Midler, Audra McDonald, Ben Platt, Andrew Rannels, and Sharon Jones.

As one of two musicians featured in choreographer Jodi Melnick’s work, New Bodies, for New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns, she performed as part of the Guggenheim’s Work and Process series as well as the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. A committed chamber musician, Monica is a guest performer with the Bronx Arts Ensemble, Concerts on the Slope, Harlem Chamber Players, Saratoga Chamber Players, and Tertulia. As first violinist of the Osso String Quartet she has premiered a number of new works including a double quartet by jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusier for his quartet, the Osso String Quartet, and singer Cécile McLorin Salvant at the Kennedy Center.

In addition to this work, she joins the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as a member of their violin section for the 2018-19 season. She has also performed with the Orchestra of St Lukes, American Symphony Orchestra, and the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

A mainstay in New York’s theatrical scene, she has played over 15 broadway and off-broadway shows, recorded 7 cast albums, and is currently concertmaster of the hit broadway musical, Mean Girls.

Monica plays on a violin made in 2015 made by English violinmaker, Christopher Thorp.

CONCerts

2018

May 5, 8pm: Lynn Ahrens: A lyric Life

Lyrics and Lyricists @ The 92nd St Y

New York, NY

May 6, 2pm and 7pm: Lynn Ahrens: A Lyric Life

Lyrics and Lyricists @ The 92nd St Y

New York, NY

May 7, 2pm and 7:30pm:  Lynn Ahrens: a lyric Life

Lyrics and Lyricists @ The 92nd St Y

New York, NY

May 21, 6pm: Osso string quartet

@ fat cat

New York, NY

May 24, 8pm: rostam

@ Brooklyn Steel

Brooklyn, NY

June 2, 2pm and 8pm: School of american ballet- Spring Workshop

@ Peter J. Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

New York, NY

June 4, 7:00pm: School of AMerican Ballet- SPring WOrkshop

@ Peter J. Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

New York, NY

June 7, 7:30pm: One of Sixty-Five thousand Gestures/New Bodies

@ Spoleto Festival USA

Charleston, SC

june 8, 7pm: One of sixty-five thousand gestures/new bodies

@ Spoleto Festival USA

Charleston, SC

June 9, 2pm and 7pm: One of sixty-five thousand gestures/new bodies

@ Spoleto Festival USA

Charleston, SC

June 10, 2pm: onef of sixty-five thousand gestures/new bodies

@ Spoleto Festival USA

Charleston, SC

June 23, 5pm: Trainor Dance

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

New York, NY

June 24, 3pm: Trainor Dance

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

New York, NY

june 27, 7:30pm: songs for a New world

@ Encores! Off-Center, New York City Center

New York, NY

june 28, 7:30pm: Songs for a new world

@ Encores! Off-Center, New York City Center

New York, NY

june 29, 8pm: songs for a new world

@ Encores! Off-Center, New York City Center

New York, NY

June 30, 2pm And 8pm: songs for a new world

@ Encores! Off-Center, New York City Center

New York, NY

August 3, 8pm: one of sixty-five thousand gestures/new bodies

@ Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts

Hudson, NY

August 4, 7pm: One of sixty-five thousand gestures/new bodies

@ Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts

Hudson, NY

August 5, 3pm: one of sixty-five thousand gestures/new bodies

@ Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts

Hudson, NY

August 16, 6:30pm: Dance Suite

@ Music for Montauk

Montauk, NY

AUgust 26, 12pm: Solo Recital

@ Water and Light Plant Shop

Queens, NY

Ongoing: Mean Girls

@ The August Wilson Theatre

New York, NY

 

Name *
Name