Monday, September 8, 2014

Violinist Darwyn Apple, former First Violin of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, has Website and Internet Radio Station Airing Classical Music

Darwyn Apple

Darwyn Apple is a classical violinist who was first featured on AfriClassical on March 16, 2014:

On September 7, 2014 AfriClassical posted:

AfriClassical was impressed to learn of Darwyn Apple's tenure as first violin of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble from which he is now retired. He has also been extensively involved in chamber music performances, and in classical music outreach with music students in schools with many children of color. 

Darwyn Apple's website is

Darwyn’s love of classical music began as a toddler when his mother, Alyce, and his Aunt Dorothy Smoot, introduced him to classics. Chopin’s Nocturne Opus9 #2 is the first music he remembers hearing. After that, music became an obsession and he knew he was going to be a violinist.

Darwyn began studying the violin at the age of seven in the Detroit Public Schools. Teachers and others soon discovered his extraordinary talent – a gift- and he was invited to play at various local venues. While performing at a Lutheran church in Detroit, the organist/choirmaster, Dr. Eugene W. Hancock, was so impressed with Darwyn ’s incredible abilities that he became one of the young violinist’s early mentors.

Darwyn Apple has an Internet radio station:

Solo, chamber music, interviews, and anecdotes featuring violinist Darwyn Apple.

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