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David Tobey, Violin


David Tobey is a founding member of the orchestra, since its first performance in 1983. He retired from performing in the spring of 2018, with the admiration and gratitude of his peers, audience, and Board of Directors.


As a violinist for Westchester Philharmonic, is a well known musician in the New York City and New Jersey area. He has been affiliated with many orchestras such as American Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, Long Island Philharmonic, Little Orchestra Society of New York, Musica Sacra, Masterworks Work Chorus, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Ballet Orchestra, New Jersey Opera, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Queens Symphony, Joffrey Ballet, Oglevak Ballet, and Bronx Art Ensemble.

Mr. Tobey has been involved with many Broadway shows including: Sugar Babies, Fiddler on the Roof, Peter Pan, Metro, Show Boat, Damn Yankees, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Evita, Legs Diamond, Cabaret, Me and My Girl, Dream Girls, and Camelot. He can also be heard in various films and on television.

He has recorded with the RCA label and with performers such as Liza Minelli.

Married to fellow Westchester Philharmonic violinist Moira Tobey, Mr. Tobey is also father to Elizabeth and Andrew, a proud grandfather to Lucas, and owner of five dogs and five cats.

Besides being an accomplished musician and devoted family man, Mr. Tobey is also a gifted visual artist. He opens a new show at 3NY Boutique at The Westchester on September 24, 2015. To learn more about his works of art and upcoming art shows, visit

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