Dan David at Or HaOlam
On Saturday night, February 23, at 7 p.m. Violinist Dan David will in concert at Or HaOlam Messianic Synagogue in Overland Park, Kansas.
Dan David was raised in a secular conservative Jewish home in Tel-Aviv, Israel. In 1988, when he was ten years old, his family moved to Montreal, Canada. As his music career began blossoming in his late teens, Dan relocated to Toronto, Canada (a Canadian hub of secular music). Before Dan was called to enter into full-time music ministry, he rose to prominence as a Celtic-rock and classical violinist, playing and entertaining on some of the Canada’s most prominent stages with thousands in attendance and up to 27,000 per event (Air Canada Centre, Roy Thompson Hall, Rogers Centre).
During his teenage years, Dan was first violinist of the West Island Symphony (Montreal) while completing a violin program on scholarship. At age twenty, Dan was offered a major label secular record deal that would have propelled him into a career of writing and performing mainstream music, a gift he believes that God had given him since his teens.
After an encounter with Yeshua (Jesus) at age 22, Dan realized that his musical talent was a gift from God. He realized that God was calling him to lay aside his pursuits of secular music to dedicate his talent to Him. When Dan was first considering his call in the ministry, he was introduced to the body of Messianic believers by different organizations including the MJAA and was asked to join Messianic singer Marty Goetz on a nationally televised broadcast. He was then asked to share his testimony on CBN (Pat Robertson). Dan has also worked with Ted Pearce.
These experiences and the encouraging words spoken by a number of international leaders led Dan to pray and fast, realizing that God wanted him to take this call to music ministry full time. This involved closing a successful music teaching business.
Today, Dan’s primary focus is drawing others closer to God. Dan and wife Melissa currently travel across North America inviting others to join them on a journey of worship: from exuberant, Celtic-flavored praise to reverent Hebraic worship.
Or HaOlAm is located at 9898 West 95th Street, Overland Park, Kansas.