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. He performs annually with Elizabeth Blumenstock in a baroque series at Sherman Gardens and 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 recording, Vivaldi Flute Concertos with Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra, features several of his original arrangements. He, recently arranged and performed Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D minor with Eugenia Zukerman.
A solo recording, Chamber Music Classics for Flute, features the Grammy-winning Angeles String Quartet and Pacific Trio. 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 Despicable Me, Avatar, Life of Pi, Godzilla, 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 wife Alexes, granddaughter Sierra, dogs Snookie (Malti-Shihtzu) and Frankie (Cavi-poo). He performs at occasional jazz, Latin and country gigs.