Published on December 28, 2020
By Tyler Penske in KivoDaily
For a long time, music has comforted those who seek shelter from the thorns of reality. Building a haven of his own, music artist David Scott has made it his mission to provide music for those who need it.
With over 30 years of experience, David Scott is a trained classical violinist who has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names. The musician first entered the industry when he graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Humanities.
While living in Philadelphia, he began to nurture a love for music production and improvisation. After his years in university, an overwhelming feeling of disenchantment about the prosaic path of classical symphonic overcame David. Attacked by several health scares, he felt helpless and was faced with no choice but to redefine his sound. He decided to make a change.
Pushing beyond the rigid boundaries and expectations of classical violin, David realized his potential as a multifaceted and versatile creative able to master any genre, style, or melody on the instrument.
Tuning his heartstrings and creating a unique sound with his violin, the ingenious classical musician started to capture the attention of the music industry’s giants and executives. It wasn’t all still waters for David, however. The talented artist was blocked by countless hurdles, which took the form of major open-heart surgeries.
To date, David Scott has survived five of the critical operations. Three years ago, he received a (Medtronic) Melody Valve from Duke Hospital in his fifth procedure. The valve, invented by a violinist, was set through a non-invasive procedure and strengthened David’s faith in miracles.
While in recovery, David crafted an album with tracks detailing the story of his procedure. Inspiring those going through a similar situation, the music artist recently released the Hip Hop Concept Album entitled “The Universe Gave Me A Melody.” The album is available on all digital streaming platforms and has already reached countless people worldwide.
“I am witness to how music healed my own body and wanted to bring that gift to others who might be suffering,” David shares about his latest masterpiece.
Having music as close to his heart as possible, David can relate to various artists and create tracks that ring true and connect to a diverse audience. This unique skill has gotten him collaborations with notable Grammy Award-winning artists. These artists include those who have produced and arranged for Frank Sinatra, Dr. Dre, John Williams, and Aaliyah.
Furthering his mission to give back, David Scott has also established a nonprofit organization geared towards raising the conversation on mental health. Founded in 2009, Music Over Mind focuses on the Betterment of Mental Health through Music. Since February 2020, the organization has played music for hospital workers and held outdoor concerts for retirement homes.
Take a deep breath and rest in the haven of David Scott’s soothing music on Spotify. For more information on the inspirational artist, David’s work may be visited on Instagram, Facebook, or his official website. To support Music Over Mind and its heartwarming work, visit the nonprofit organization on its official website.