David Shostac was appointed principal flute of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1975.
“Extraordinary, dazzling, world class” and “a musician of the highest order” are words critics have used to describe his artistry. An alumnus of The Juilliard School and Tanglewood and recipient of two Rockefeller performance grants, he has also served as principal flute of the St. Louis, Milwaukee and New Orleans symphony orchestras.
Dave has performed as a solo and orchestral player at the Hollywood Bowl and has taken part in the Ojai, Mostly Mozart, Aspen and Oregon Bach festivals; and has appeared with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Recent solo appearances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra include the premiere of his Carmen Fantasy for flute and orchestra in 2009. He has worked with prominent conductors such as Eugene Ormandy, Zubin Mehta, Leopold Stokowski, Seiji Ozawa, Karl Richter, Helmuth Rilling and Christopher Hogwood, among others.
Dave’s most recent recording, Vivaldi Flute Concertos with Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra, features several of his original arrangements. On it, he is accompanied by a unique orchestra consisting entirely of flutes of all sizes, including bass, contrabass and double contrabass flutes.
A recent solo recording, Chamber Music Classics for Flute, features the 2002 GRAMMY®-winning Angeles String Quartet and Pacific Trio. His discography also includes JS Bach: The Six Flute Sonatas, Masterpieces from the French Repertoire, The Romantic Flute (volumes one and two, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, and a historic recording of Terry Riley’s In C. The 2003 release by the Bel Arts Trio, of which Dave is a member, features the music of Gershwin, Bizet, Fauré, Rimsky-Korsakov and others.
Dave is active in the motion picture recording industry and can be heard on hundreds of motion picture soundtracks. His expanding list of credits includes Avatar, The Karate Kid and many others. He has taught at USC, UCLA, California Institute of the Arts, the Aspen Music School and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He is a faculty member of CSU Northridge.
Dave enjoys spending time with his granddaughter Sierra, puppies Snookie (Malti-Shihtzu) and Frankie (Cavi-poo) and cat Minnie. He performs at occasional jazz, Latin and country gigs.http://www.davidshostac.com/