David Schnee is a freelance violist and improviser. He is a sought-after chamber music partner and equally familiar with jazz, classical, pop and contemporary music as well as studio-work for film, jazz or pop. He shared the stage with bands like Cat Power, Belle and Sebastian, Jon Lord, Glen Hansard, Cinematic Orchestra, Blixa Bargeld or My Brightest Diamond. He's member of Kaleidoscope String Quartet, Nik Bärtsch's Mobile Extended, Trabant Echo Orchestra and Biggles. He's artistic director of the Ensemble TaG Winterthur. He was founding member of the award winning Galatea String Quartet, and touring worldwide.