David Gould

"Viruostic and Memorable"

David Gould has been a featured concerto soloist in America and Europe in works by Brotons, Bruch, Debussy, Mozart, Hickey, Weber, and Strauss.

Mr. Gould has performed as a guest artist with the American Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, National Symphony, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Lukes, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Stamford Symphony. He is currently third clarinet and bass clarinetist with the American Ballet Theater Orchestra in New York City.

He has performed under the direction of many of today’s leading conductors including Marin Alsop, Marco Armiliato, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Paavo Jarvi, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, John Nelson, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Krzystof Penderecki, David Robertson, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gerard Schwartz, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, and Jaap van Zweden.

Mr. Gould is committed to the music of his time and has commissioned and given numerous world premieres including works (chamber music and concertos) by Peter Bannister, David Bixler, Salvador Brotons, Paquito D’Rivera, Christian Ellenwood, Hayes Greenfield, Sean Hickey, Michael Markowski, Ranny Reeve, Alexandre Rydin, and Phil Woods.

As a chamber player he has performed with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the iO String Quartet, Nancy Allen, Philippe Cuper, Carol Wincenc, and the Polish Wind and String Players Ensemble. He founded Ensemble 54 (clarinet quartet), and is a member of the Fuse Trio.

He has taken part in recording sessions for the soundtracks of major motion pictures and documentaries Building Alaska 2009, True Grit 2010, Extremely Loud Intolerably Close 2011, Zoolander 2 2016, A Dog’s Purpose 2017, Mother 2017, The Greatest Showman 2017, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 2018, Jessica Jones 2018, The Goldfinch 2019, Joker 2019, Noelle 2019, West Side Story 2019, In the Heights 2020

Gould has performed in the pit of many Broadway shows including La Boheme, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof, Pipe Dream, On the Town, Dr. Zhivago, The King and I, and My Fair Lady.

He has given master classes, concerts, or lectures at many prestigious schools such as Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, the Colburn School, Curtis Institute of Music, the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, the New England Conservatory, UCLA, and the University of Michigan. Gould was adjunct lecturer of clarinet at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music from 2004 - 2013.

Mr. Gould has edited and corrected etudes by Alessio, Labanchi and Stark, and pieces by Rene de Boisdeffre, Cyrille Rose, and Paul Jeanjean for International Music Diffusion (IMD). He has recorded for Naxos, Mode Records, and MSR Classics. His debut recording The Forgotten Clarinet (2014) garnered critical acclaim in the clarinet community around the world.

He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, having studied with Stanley Drucker and David Weber. He was awarded the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, to study music in France. He attended the Académie Internationale de Musique et de Danse de la Lozère and studied with Jacques Lancelot. Living three years in Paris, David Gould studied at the Conservatoire Paul Dukas in the class of Michel Arrignon and later at the Conservatoire National de Region de Versailles in the class of Philippe Cuper.

He completed both Superior and Honor level studies earning unanimous first prizes with special felicitations of the jury.

Throughout his performing career Mr. Gould has had a significant relationship and concurrent professional career working with Vandoren, the French manufacturer of the world’s finest reeds and mouthpieces. For over 20 years he has aided in the development of new products as well as their marketing and promotion. He serves as the Artist-Relations manager, product specialist, director of the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, and is the director of the Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in New York City for DANSR inc.

David Gould is a performing artist and clinician for Buffet Crampon and Vandoren.

To learn more about David Gould, visit www.dgclarient.com

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