David Murray, trombone

David Murray

David Murray currently serves as Second Trombonist with the National Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this, he was a freelance musician performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, San Antonio, and San Diego Symphonies, the Louisiana and Malaysian Philharmonics, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the IRIS Orchestra, among others. He has also participated in the Schleswig-Holstein, Spoleto USA, and Chautauqua Festivals.

Notable solo appearances include performances at the Eastern Trombone Workshop, as well as concerto performances with the Capitol Wind Symphony, Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, and Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has recorded with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, is a member of the LeDroit Chamber Players, and has collaborated with fellow NSO musicians in performances for the NSO's In Your Neighborhood program.

A Maryland native, Murray began his early musical studies on the piano at age five and trombone at age nine. He later continued training at the Peabody Preparatory on both instruments. Selected to participate in Peabody's Arts for Talented Youth Program, he received intensive education in theory, orchestra, chamber music, and collaborative arts. Murray holds a Bachelor of Music (High Distinction and Performer's Certificate) from the Eastman School of Music, and a Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. His primary teachers were Blair Bollinger, John Marcellus, Ralph Sauer, and Christopher Dudley.

Murray is a performing artist for Edwards Instrument Company.

PHOTO: Chris Branagan