Get to Know the VandorenUSA Team: David Gould and Michael Tran (Part 2)

Date Posted: September 02, 2020

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David Gould (Vandoren NYC Studio) and Michael Tran (Vandoren Chicago Studio) get to know each other in this Zoom series.

Learn about each Product Specialist, how they got their start and more in this Zoom interview.

To skip to a specific topic, time suggestions are below:

0:00 - David's life in France

2:00 - David's start at Vandoren

5:20 - Michael's start at Vandoren

7:56 - Michael's studies with Stephen Williamson and what it means to be an artist

10:00 - David's first Vandoren mouthpiece

12:00 - Michael's journey in Vandoren mouthpiece land

13:23 - Our product studios 14:00 - Typically week in David's life

18:14 - David's hobbies - cars, cooking, and an electric bike

21:05 - Michael's hobbies - clarinet repertoire and cooking

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About David Gould

David Gould has been guest clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, L’Orchestre National de France, National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Orchestra of St. Lukes, and the New Jersey Symphony. He is bass clarinetist with the American Ballet Theater Orchestra in NYC and has played under the batons of James Conlon, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, David Robertson, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gerard Schwartz and Leonard Slatkin.

He completed undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School and was a Harriet Hale Woolley scholar at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, France. Gould won 1st prizes in clarinet performance at the Conservatoire National de Region de Versailles.

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About Michael Tran

Michael Tran is a freelance clarinetist in the Chicago area. Before Chicago, he was a private lessons teacher and performer in central Florida. He is currently doing his M.M. at DePaul University, studying with Julie DeRoche and Stephen Williamson.

DANSR, Inc., is the sole importer and distributor of Vandoren products in the United States. Our staff is dedicated to clarinet and saxophone education. Visit our Vandoren blog for more articles, videos, and resources: Vandoren Blog

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