David Ehrlich was raised in Israel, where he studied violin with the famous Ilona Feher, teacher of Zukerman and Ashkenasi. From the age of 13 he became the recipient of an annual scholarship awarded by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. In 1972 he won first prize in Israel in chamber music. After studying for several years with Shmuel Ashkenasi at Northern Illinois University, he became the first non-American to win first prize in the Young Artist Competition of the National Federation of Music Clubs. David served as concertmaster of the Colorado Festival Orchestra, Filarmonica de Caracas, Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and for several seasons was acting concertmaster and associate concertmaster, as well as soloist, with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In 1984 he joined the Audubon String Quartet as first violinist, a position he held for 17 years. With the quartet, he toured all over the world, performing, conducting master classes and appearing on radio and television. In October 2004, David was appointed by the President of Virginia Tech as a "University Fellow of Fine Arts" in the Department of Outreach and International Affairs to develop arts and culture in southwestern Virginia.