In 1996 David began to focus on pursuing a solo career but suffered a setback when he was injured in an automobile accident that permanently damaged his left hand and shoulder. He took a job in sales for a national firm and soon he was the leading salesperson out of 5,000 representatives. After the wreck, David continued physical therapy for quite some time and in 2 years he was again playing professionally. In 1998 was offered a job as sales manager for the violin dealer Wayne Burak & Associates in Arlington, TX. This was the perfect field where David’s experience in violin performance and sales could be utilized to the fullest. In 2000 he moved to Albuquerque –and became Sales Manager of Robertson & Sons Violin Shop. For almost 11 years he played a vital role in helping Robertson’s become one of the most reputable shops in the country.
Over time, David increased his knowledge and familiarity with rare instruments and bows whereby he developed a strong passion for providing a higher level of expertise and ethics for his clients. In March 2011 he and his wife Erin established David Brewer Fine Violins, LLC. Some of Mr. Brewer’s more notable sales include: Violins:“Havemeyer” Strad, 1708“Le Brun” Strad, 1712“Markees” Strad, 1701“Totenberg” Guarneri del Gesu, 1736Guarneri del Gesu, 1735Carlo Bergonzi 1740’sJoseph Guarneri, filius Andrea, 1715-1720Nicolo Amati 1671Cellos:“Archinto” Strad, 1689 David Tecchler cello (ex Harrell)ViolasAmati “Jerome” Jacobus StainerDavid has many interests and hobbies that are currently taking a back seat to his work at the violin shop. He aspires to one day be a scratch golfer, grandmaster at chess, ski down black diamonds, achieve 2% body fat, win his fantasy basketball league and make a solo CD. Most importantly, he would eventually like to be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records with his wife Erin as the happiest and longest married couple of all time! Contact: David.Brewer@DavidBrewerFineViolins.com
David Brewer Full Bio
While working with musicians and collectors around the world, David Brewer has developed a reputation for offering impeccable service and careful advice. His client relationships are based on integrity, trust, and genuine friendship. Through his expertise he has earned the respect of a large clientele who have chosen him as custodian of some of the finest collections of rare instruments and bows.David comes from a gifted and musical family and has a strong background in the performing arts. As a child, he fondly remembers holiday gatherings that resembled scenes of the Von Trapp family singers from the Sound of Music. He is a native of Temple, Texas and a graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance under the instruction of Robert Davidovici, Phil Lewis and Igor Borodin. After graduating, David continued to play professionally in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro. He held various concertmaster posts while living in Texas and was an active chamber and studio musician.