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 nameCalyssa Rae Davidson
Born (1989-12-27) December 27, 1989 (age 28)
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresClassical, Rock
Occupation(s)Violinist
InstrumentsViolin
Years active2007- Present

Calyssa Rae Davidson (born December 27, 1989), is an American violinist. She is the daughter of Emmy Award winning actor Doug Davidson and 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 for 3 years at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California and earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance as well as her Master's Degree in both Violin Performance and Composition for Screen from the Royal College of Music in London, UK.

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, California, 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 nationwide 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]

  • 2006: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Theme - Calyssa Davidson
  • 2007: "Eye and Brain" - CD Recording Solo Violin
  • 2008: "SPARO" - CD Recording Solo Violin
  • 2009: "Carmelo" - CD Recording Solo Violin
  • 2010: Goodbye Elliott - CD Recording Lead Violin
  • 2011: "Monsieur Noir" - Film Score Recording Solo Violin (was nominated for Best Film Score at the Soundtrack Cologne 8.0 European Talent Awards)
  • 2011: Sony PlayStation 'Medieval Moves' UK Advertisement - Lead Violin
  • 2012: "SPIT" - Film Score Recording Solo Violin
  • 2014: BBC's "Normandy '44: The Battle Beyond D-Day" - Film Score Recording Solo Violin
  • 2015: BBC's "Shakespeare's Mother: The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman" - Film Score Recording Solo Violin
  • 2016: BBC's "The Story of China" - 6 Episode Documentary Series Film Score Recording Solo Violin

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)
2018 Pippin (musical) Violinist Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Southwark Playhouse, London)

Her instruments[edit]

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

References[edit]

[1] [2] [3]

  1. ^ "Calyssa Davidson". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  2. ^ "Calyssa Davidson". Actorsaccess.com. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  3. ^ "Rick Springfield". Rick Springfield - Official Web Site. Retrieved 2015-04-03.