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David Rowden

General Details

BMUS (London) L.mus.A, A.mus.A LRAM

David was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the Geoffrey Hawkes Prize for clarinet performance in 2004. Whilst overseas, David studied in Italy with Anthony Pay at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana Siena, in France at the Academie de Villecroze with French clarinetist Paul Meyer, and also the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.

Since returning to Sydney, David has performed as a freelance orchestral musician with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, The Queensland Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and as a guest principal clarinet with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, since 2005 David has performed as a guest artist with the Australia Ensemble and Sydney Soloists. In 2005 David founded the Omega Ensemble. The Ensemble has collaborated with many International and Australian artists including Emma Matthews (soprano), Paul Meyer (conductor / clarinet), Dimitri Ashkenazy (clarinet) and Timo-Veikko Valve (cello) to name a few.

In 2011 David was a finalist in the ABC Young Performer of the year awards performing the Copland Clarinet Concerto with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2013 David has curated the House Music series at Government House, Sydney. David is a Buffet-Crampon artist and currently performs on the new Divine clarinets.

David has overseen the growth of the Omega Ensemble over the last nine years from early performances in church halls and private homes to Ensemble in Residence at the City Recital Hall Angel Place.

These details were last updated on January 14, 2016