David Segal was born in Israel and is the son of violin maker, painter and wood carver Mendel Segal. Trained in Cremona, Italy at the International School of Violin Making, he was a student of Francesco Bissolotti, GioBatta Morassi and Pietro Sgarabotto. After graduating in 1972, he worked with Fernando Sacconi, who invited David to join him at the premier violin shop of Rembert Wurlitzer, Inc. in 1973.
Since 1975, David has maintained his own studio in New York City and continues to make new instruments as well as repairing and restoring stringed instruments. His violins, violas and cellos have been featured in numerous recordings on the Musika, Telarc and Newport Classic labels as well as on video releases of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra of New York City and several short films. Instruments by David Segal are currently being played all over the world. He is also an expert and dealer in rare and antique instruments and bows and has been a member of the Appraiser’s Association of America since 1981.