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David Valbuena

Clarinet / Bass Clarinet

Originally from Queens, NY, David Valbuena is a NYC based clarinetist and educator that has performed through out the US, Canada, China and Europe. He has premiered dozens of works for clarinet and bass clarinet both as a soloist and with ensembles such as Ensemble Mise-en, Tactus, and Analog Arts. His festival appearances include fellowships at the Sarasota and Bowdoin International Music Festivals, The Electro-acoustic Music Festival and the Montreal Nouvelles Musiques Festival where he performed in the Canadian premiere of Stockhausen's final work, Klang. He is looking forward to joining The Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in the summer of 2019. As a theatre musician David has performed in several off Broadway productions including the 2019 revival of the Fiddler on the Roof in yiddish as both a pit and onstage musician. David is also a teaching artist with the CUNY Harmony Program and is proud to be a woodwind instructor at PS 107x in the South Bronx and at the Castle Bridge School in Washington Heights. He holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Queens College where he studied with Charles Neidich.