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David Washburn is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is the principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. A much sought-after musician in Los Angeles, he also holds the position of associate principal trumpet of the LA Opera orchestra and principal trumpet with the California Philharmonic. He has served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Active in the recording studios, David has numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit. He played principal trumpet for The Karate Kid, Avatar, The Legend of Zorro, Troy, A Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers, A Perfect Storm, Titanic and Deep Impact. You can also hear David on the soundtrack for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

Currently, David is a member of the faculty at Chapman and Biola universities, UC Irvine and CSU University Long Beach. He has held teaching positions at CSU Northridge, Redlands University, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

He received his Masters of Music, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from USC’s Thornton Music School. 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 St. Louis and Glendale symphony orchestras; the Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Burbank and California philharmonics; the Los Angeles, San Diego and South Bay chamber orchestras; the Knox-Galesburg and Berkeley symphonies; the New York String, University of California Irvine and Pasadena Symphony and Pops orchestras and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society in New York, as well as at the Santa Fe, La Jolla and Music@Menlo chamber music festivals.

This year, David looks forward to performing the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and the Albinoni Concerto in B-flat and Neruda Trumpet Concerto with the Claremont Symphony.

 

2012     The Amazing Spider-Man [Music from the Motion Picture]     James Horner     Trumpet
2011     Arthur [2011]         Trumpet
2011     The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn [Music from the Motion Picture]     Trumpet
2011     The Rite     Alex Heffes     Trumpet
2011     War Horse [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Trumpet
2010     Music from Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore         Trumpet
2010     Repo Men         Trumpet
2010     The Pacific [Original Score]     Geoff Zanelli     Trumpet
2009     Avatar     James Horner     Trumpet
2009     Battlestar Galactica: Season Four [Syfy Channel Series]     Bear McCreary     Trumpet
2009     Star Trek [Music from the Motion Picture]     Michael Giacchino     Trumpet
2009     X-Men Origins: Wolverine [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Trumpet
2008     Tropic Thunder [Original Motion Picture Score]     Theodore Shapiro     Trumpet
2008     WALL-E [Original Score]     Thomas Newman     Trumpet
2007     August Rush         Trumpet
2007     Blades of Glory [Original Motion Picture Score]     Theodore Shapiro     Trumpet
2007     Shooter [Music from the Motion Picture]         Trumpet
2007     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [2007 Soundtrack]         Trumpet
2005     Elektra [Original Motion Picture Score]     Christophe Beck     Group Member, Trumpet
2005     The Legend of Zorro [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Trumpet
2005     Timeline: Music Inspired by the Film     Jerry Goldsmith     Trumpet
2005     War of the Worlds [Music from the Motion Picture]         Trumpet
2004     Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Trumpet
2004     Everybody Loves a Happy Ending     Tears for Fears     Flugelhorn, Trumpet
2004     Flight of the Phoenix [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Marco Beltrami     Trumpet
2004     Hidalgo (Music Composed by James Newton Howard     James Newton Howard     Trumpet
2004     I, Robot [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Marco Beltrami     Trumpet
2004     The Terminal [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Trumpet
2003     Dreamcatcher [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Newton Howard     Trumpet
2003     Jeepers Creepers 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Trumpet
2003     Peter Pan [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Newton Howard     Trumpet
2003     Scary Movie 3         Trumpet
2003     Taken [Original Television Score]     Laura Karpman     Principal, Trumpet
2003     Tears of the Sun [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Hans Zimmer     Trumpet
2003     Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Trumpet
2002     Solaris [Original Score]     Cliff Martinez     Trumpet
2002     The Tuxedo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Debney     Trumpet
2002     XXX [Original Motion Picture Score]     Randy Edelman     Trumpet
2001     Cats and Dogs [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Debney     Trumpet
2001     Domestic Disturbance [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Mark Mancina     Trumpet
2001     Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back [Original Motion Picture Score]         Trumpet
1997     Conspiracy Theory     Carter Burwell     Trumpet
             The Tale of Despereaux [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Trumpet

 

** = BURNIN'!
*** = legendary performance

 

***NBC News / "Meet The Press" Theme
NBC News Theme.mp3
Trumpets: David, Malcolm McNab, Tim Morrison, Jon Lewis
composer: John Williams
(ALL STAR TEAM! Gives me shivers everytime I hear it...)


***CBS Evening News (With Kate Couric) Theme
(solo)
David - solo trumpet
composer: James Horner
David Washburn - CBS - Closer.mp3

***CBS Evening News
(Opening & Closing Themes)

Trumpets: David, Tim Morrison, Jon Lewis, Malcolm McNab, Wayne Bergeron, Marissa Benedict
CBS Evening News - Open.mp3
David Washburn - CBS Evening News Theme.mp3
CBS Evening News - Close.mp3

**Albinoni Trumpet Concerto

David - solo trumpet
David Washburn - Albinoni.mp3

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