David Gould

David Gould

David Gould

Adjunct Lecturer, Clarinet.

David Gould has been seen in concerto appearances, recitals and chamber music concerts in Belgium, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United States.

Mr. Gould has appeared as a guest musician with the Orchestre National de France at the historic Theatre de Champs Elysees under the direction of Bernard Haitink. The performances were broadcast live on French and German radio and a recording released on the Naïve label. Most recently he performed with the orchestra at L'eglise de la Madeleine under the direction of Krzysztof Penderecki in a performance of the composer's Seven Gates of Jerusalem. This concert was part of the Presences Festival in Paris highlighting Penderecki's music. Possibly the only American to perform within this orchestra's clarinet section in Paris, this was his third series with the orchestra and he has played clarinet, E-flat clarinet, and bass clarinet with the ONF.

During the summer of 2005 Mr. Gould completed a fifteen city tour of Japan and Taiwan sponsored by the Panasonic Corporation as co principal clarinet with the New York Symphonic Ensemble.

A much sought after orchestral clarinetist, he has been principal clarinet with the Orchestre de la Cite, the Lautus Chamber Orchestra, the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Connecticut Grand Opera. He is principal clarinet of the Metro Chamber Orchestra. He performs frequently with The New York City Ballet Orchestra, and at the Metropolitan Opera as a member of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Mr. Gould's versatility has enabled him to perform every position within the clarinet sections of these two prestigious orchestras (from principal through e-flat and bass clarinets). He has been in performances with the New Jersey Symphony, the Philharmonic of New Jersey, and the Harrisburg Symphony. He has played under the batons of Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Gerard Schwarz, Leonard Slatkin and many others.

He has performed at the Park City International Music Festival and numerous Lincoln Center chamber music events. He has also appeared as chamber musician with Nancy Allen, Eugene Becker, Philippe Cuper, Denise Djokic, Philippe Djokic, Lydia Kavena, Matthew Sintchak, Mark Weiger, Carol Wincenc, the Ancia Saxophone Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, members of the Orchestre National de France, the Polish Wind and String Players, the 54th Street Clarinet Quartet, the Paris Chamber Winds, the ensemble Sospeso, the Metropolitan Ensemble, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Having been appointed in September of 2005, Mr. Gould has become the newest member of the clarinet faculty at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. He is a regular performer and teacher at the Wyoming Young Musicians festival. He was a clarinet instructor at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He has given master classes, lectures, and recitals at numerous conservatories and universities including the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Columbia University, The Crane School of Music, The Eastman School of Music, University of Florida in Gainesville, Lewis and Clark College, James Madison University, U Mass Amherst, Nazareth College, University of Portland, Westchester University, University of Washington, and the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.

Mr. Gould received his Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School as a Jerome L. Greene fellow while studying with Stanley Drucker and David Weber. Mr. Gould also participated in the Academie Internationale de Musique de Lozere with Jacques Lancelot. He continued his studies in Paris, France as one of two musicians being awarded the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship. He was then accepted into the class of Michel Arrignon at the Conservatoire Municipal de Paris 12eme. He completed his studies at the Conservatoire National de Region de Versailles with Philippe Cuper. Upon graduation he received the unanimous first prize with the congratulations of the jury in Superieur studies and the unanimous first prize in Honor studies.

Gould has recorded for Naxos, highlighting the chamber music of Sean Hickey, and Mode Records for a project entitled Music from the Ether.

Mr. Gould is a Vandoren Performing Artist and Artistic Advisor.