Calyssa Davidson

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Calyssa Davidson
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Calyssa Davidson with Rick Springfield from music video, "Christmas With You".
Background information
Birth name Calyssa Rae Davidson
Born (1989-12-27) December 27, 1989 (age 24)
Origin Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Genres Classical, Rock
Occupations Violinist
Instruments Violin
Years active 2007- Present

Calyssa Rae Davidson (born December 27, 1989), is an award-winning American violinist. She is the daughter of Emmy Award winning actor, Doug Davidson, and Emmy Award nominated actress, Cindy Fisher.

Education[edit]

Davidson was born in Beverly Hills, California. She dropped out of high school in the beginning of her junior year to pursue music, only to discover that she only needed to take two more classes to earn her high school diploma. She completed these classes at Santa Barbara City College, graduating ahead of her class. She studied violin and music theory for 3 years at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, in Los Angeles, California. She is currently attending the Royal College of Music in London, England.

Career[edit]

Most recently, Davidson worked and appeared in Zac Efron's new film, 17 Again. She can also be seen in rock and roll legend Rick Springfield's latest music video, "Christmas With You".

She has recorded solo violin for local bands, groups and commercials in her hometown of Santa Barbara, CA, including tracks for classic rock band, "Eye and Brain," as well as the theme for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Lately Davidson has been employed with Springfield once again for the Holiday Celebration on Ice in Little Rock, Arkansas. There she played alongside Springfield and the classic rock band REO Speedwagon before a sold-out Verizon Arena. The show then aired later on NBC nation-wide and was rebroadcast on five other networks.

In late 2008, Davidson was offered a role on the Disney Channel series JONAS, but turned it down when producers insisted on the character playing the cello instead of the violin. Despite declining the job, Davidson was asked to perform for the cast and crew on the set of JONAS.

In December 2009, Davidson auditioned for the Royal College of Music in London, England and was accepted. Davidson has been attending the Royal College of Music on scholarship since September 2010.

Music Videos[edit]

Recordings[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 17 Again Suzanne Directed by Burr Steers

Commercial[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Drug Free America Lead Public Service Announcement

Appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
Holiday Celebration on Ice Herself NBC
Good Morning America Herself ABC
The Early Show Herself CBS
The Rose Parade Herself ABC
"Soap Talk" | Herself SoapNet
The Phil Donahue Show Herself NBC
Doug and Lauralee | Herself Family Channel

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Hansel and Gretel Gretel Directed by Bodo Igesa (NY MET)

Her instruments[edit]

Her instruments include a 19th-century, Italian violin made by Francesco Covi, an electric violin, handcrafted and custom made for Davidson by T.B. of the UK, several Yamaha keyboards, and a Fernandes Monterey Deluxe guitar.

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