David Washburn is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is the principal trumpet of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. A much sought-after musician in Los Angeles, he also holds the position of associate principal trumpet of the LA Opera Orchestra. He has served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Active in the recording studios, David has numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit. He played principal trumpet for: War for the Planet of the Apes, Spiderman –Homecoming, Star Wars Rogue One, xXx The Return of Xander Cage, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Independence Day – Resurgence, Godzilla, The Amazing Spiderman, Karate Kid, Avatar, The Legend of Zorro, Troy, A Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers, The Perfect Storm, Titanic and Deep Impact. He has also been a part of the John Williams Trumpet Section for over 20 years including Star Wars ,The Force Awakens.
Currently, David is a member of the faculty at Biola University, University of California Irvine and Azusa Pacific University. He has held teaching positions at Chapman, Cal State University Northridge, Cal State University Long Beach, Redlands University, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.
He received his Masters of Music, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from the Thornton Music School at the University of Southern California. His trumpet instructors have included Rob Roy McGregor, Robert Nagel, John Clyman and Joan LaRue.
David has been a featured soloist with many different orchestras including the Los Angeles, St. Louis, Knox Galesburg, Hong Kong and California philharmonics; the Los Angeles, San Diego and South Bay chamber orchestras; the Berkeley, Burbank and Glendale symphonies; the New York String, University of California Irvine and Pasadena Pops orchestras and the New York Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, as well as at the Santa Fe, La Jolla and Music@Menlo chamber music festivals.
In September of 2016,David performed Bach’s Cantata # 51 LACO and went on a National Tour with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society during which he performed Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto # 2
In the Summer, David performs at the Mostly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Music @ Menlo Chamber Music Festival in Menlo Park and the Summerfest Chamber Music Festival in San Diego. David was also a part of the inaugural Chamber Music Festival at The Green Music Center in Sonoma performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2 in 2015.
When David is not performing, his favorite pastime is boating with his children, Timothy, Samantha, Nicholas and Julia.