David Washburn presently holds the position of Principal Trumpet with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and is Associate Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. He is active in the recording studios, having numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit. Some of the most recent recordings include principal trumpet on All the King’s Men, The Legend of Zorro, Troy, The Missing, Radio, Jungle Book II, Holes, A Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers, The Grinch, The Perfect Storm, Titanic, and Deep Impact. You can also hear David on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
David is a member of the faculty at Chapman University, Biola University, University of California Irvine, and California State University, Long Beach. He has also served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and has held teaching positions at Cal State University Northridge, Redlands University, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts, and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. David received his Masters of Music, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California School of Music. 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 Philharmonic, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, La Jolla Music Festival, Music @ Menlo Festival, University of California Irvine Symphony, South Bay Chamber Orchestra, Glendale Symphony, Bach Camerata, California Philharmonic, Pasadena Pops Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Burbank Symphony.
David Washburn is a Yamaha Performing Artist. When David is not performing, his favorite pastime is boating with his wife Joyce and his children Timothy, Samantha, Nicholas, and Julia.