Name: David Mastrangelo
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
At what age did you begin playing your instrument? 8
Who have been your greatest musical influences? Itzhak Perlman and Steve Vai.
Who are your favorite composers? Bach, Mozart.
What career path would you have taken had you not chosen music? Mathematics.
What’s currently playing on your iPod or CD player? Sleep hypnosis.
Your hobbies and interests: Swimming, cycling, solo violin arrangements, taming my yard (I live in the Estates).
Some little-known, yet interesting facts about you: Nothing. What you see is what you get.
Funniest concert moment: Dancing the Macarena at a pops concert or doing the turkey calls in Turkey Lurkey Time.
Daily practice rituals: Scales, arpeggios, double stops, repeat.
The question you’re asked most often about your instrument (and your answer): “That's your actual job?” My answer: “No, I hang drywall for a living.”
Your favorite part about playing in the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra: The people I work with.