David Garcia

David Garcia, Solo Trombonist of the Zürich Opera Orchestra, was appointed to the position in 2007 by Maestro Franz Welser-Möst. He has been Principal Trombone of the Hartford Symphony, Springfield Symphony and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestras. Frequently in demand as a guest artist, David has played with the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Absolut Ensemble, Alabama Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and on Broadway.

Additionally, in Europe David regularly performs with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich and has also played with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Galicia (Spain). From 1997 to 2000, David was Solo Trombonist of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Italy, appointed by Maestro Zubin Mehta.

A versatile low brass player, David is frequently called to play alto, tenor, bass trombone and bass trumpet, as well as historic instruments. He can be heard on the RCA and Phillips labels as well as on many opera DVD's recorded live in Zürich. His critically acclaimed performance of Jeff Tyzik'sConcerto for Trombone and Orchestra with the Hartford Symphony was broadcast live on Public Radio in 2004.

David has given master classes at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Yale University, Western Connecticut State University and the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. As a native of Texas, he received a Bachelor of Music at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Music at The Juilliard School. His major teachers were Donald Knaub and Joseph Alessi.

As a soloist David has performed with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Zürich Opera Brass Band.  In addition, he has performed recitals in Europe and the United States. 

David taught at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste from 2010-2015 and has given Masterclasses there as well as various Universities in the United States, including Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Yale University.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, David holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Donald Knaub and a Master of Music from The Juilliard School as a student of Joseph Alessi.

David plays:

  • THEIN tenor trombone "Belcanto" in Thein kruspe-style metal
  • THEIN small bore tenor trombone

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