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David Washburn

About this Artist

DAVID WASHBURN presently holds the position of Principal Trumpet with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and is Associate Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. He is active in the recording studios, having numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit. Some of his most recent recordings include principal trumpet on The Legend of Zorro, Troy, The Missing, Radio, Jungle Book II, Holes, A Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers, The Grinch, The Perfect Storm, Titanic, and Deep Impact.

Washburn is a member of the faculties at Chapman University, Biola University, and University of California Irvine. He has also served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and held teaching positions at Cal State University Northridge, Redlands University, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts, and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

Washburn received his Master of Music degree, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California School of Music. His trumpet instructors have included Rob Roy McGregor, Robert Nagel, John Clyman, and Joan LaRue.

In December 2006 Washburn will perform the "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 2 with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society in a return engagement. He has also been a featured soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, the La Jolla Music Festival, the Music @ Menlo Festival, the University of California Irvine Symphony, the South Bay Chamber Orchestra, the Glendale Symphony, the Bach Camerata, the California Philharmonic, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and the Burbank Symphony.

When Washburn is not performing, his favorite pastimes are biking, hiking, and boating with his wife Joyce and his children Timothy, Samantha, Nicholas, and Julia.