David Angelo is a clarinetist and teacher who recently relocated to Houston from Boston. As a fierce advocate for new music, David has participated in the world premieres of over 100 pieces including solo, chamber, and large ensemble works. Additionally, David was named first prize winner of the Cortona Sessions Contemporary Performance Competition in 2015. Select performance highlights include premiering a concerto by Sid Richardson with the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, and touring the US with Ambient Orchestra, performing an arrangement of David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, with orchestrator and conductor Evan Ziporyn.

Other highlights include performing with clarinet wizard Eric Mandat, playing La Bohème in Arezzo, Italy, playing in Amber Vistein‘s Dark Exhalation, performing Gra by Elliott Carter at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and working with numerous composers and musicians at various summer music festivals including the Toronto Creative Music Lab, the Composer’s Conference at Brandeis University, and the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice held at New England Conservatory.

David has played with many Boston-based groups including the Du Bois Orchestra, New England Film Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Sound Icon, Boston New Music Initiative, the Boston Opera Collaborative, MassOpera, New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Ensemble, and MIT’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Chorus Orchestra. He has also been a guest artist for the music departments of Harvard University, the University of Hartford, Berklee College of Music, and the Boston Conservatory.  

David most recently worked for Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, first as Operations Associate, then as Operations Manager. Before that, he was a Founding Organizer and the Ensemble and Event Manager for Chimera New Music, the Assistant Production Manager for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, an Artistic Associate for Boston New Music Initiative, and the Assistant Performance Librarian at Boston Conservatory at Berklee

David studied Clarinet Performance at the Boston Conservatory (Bachelor of Music, 2016) and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Contemporary Music Performance (2018). David is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher, having completed a three-year program with The Alexander Technique Center of Cambridge. He currently teaches a studio of clarinet and piano students.

Premiere of Sid Richardson’s concerto Bass Cathedral