Professional Violin Player & First Strings Owner
Hi, my name is David Dalseno and I'm thrilled to be the owner and operator of First Strings. With over a decade of experience as a professional player with the Orava Quartet, I have a deep love for all things strings. When you choose me to care for your instruments, you can trust that they'll be in the hands of someone who is truly passionate about what they do.
Shop For Quality String Instruments & Accessories Online
First Strings delivers high-quality instruments and accessories to musicians of all ages and skill levels, sourced and assembled by experts in the industry. Our instruments range from violins, violas and cellos, while also selling bows, strings, accessories and cases. Our mission is to promote string instrument education across Australia by providing discounts for schools, educators and musicians with our string instruments.
Buying an outfit comes with several benefits , including having your instrument set up by the professional team in our workshop. For students and young players, an outfit is your first step to unleashing your musical talents.
"I have been very impressed with the quality of instruments and service from First Strings. They are the only specialised string store in Australia run by active, performing musicians. I take great comfort in knowing that First Strings instruments are tailored and supplied by musicians who are acutely aware of what is required to maximise the potential of all students at different stages of their development."
"First Strings have now become the only string store I deal with. Their price and quality far surpass any other string store in Australia. Their staff are always kind, knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend First Strings instruments to all of my students and other teachers/professional performers."
"Finding an instrument for an aspiring professional can be a difficult and arduous task. With a $20,000 budget, I searched around Sydney for a violin for my younger sibling (who is a Violin Performance major at the Sydney Conservatorium). We decided to purchase a violin from First Strings. They offered us a better sounding violin, at a quarter of our budget! Undoubtedly these are the best value-for-money instruments I have come across."
"First Strings has been wonderful to work with. As the team are professional musicians and teachers themselves, they can support their clients with practical, helpful advice. They are genuine in their aim to provide students and teachers with the best possible instruments at affordable prices. I have been amazed at the difference in cost compared to other retailers. Prompt in their service, they are more than happy to help with any enquires".
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