David Fitzpatrick (oboist) is the founding member and Executive Director of the Incidental Chamber Players, an ensemble focused on performing works that are unjustly forgotten or rarely heard in the chamber music repertoire, and has performed with ensembles including the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Renaissance City Winds, DC Strings Workshop, Colour of Music Festival, and Resonance Works. In April 2018, he performed Samuel Barber’s Canzonetta for oboe and string orchestra with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in Seattle, W.A.
As a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, David was the graduate assistant of Mrs. Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) where he received an Advanced Music Studies certificate and Masters of Music in Oboe Performance. He received his Bachelors in Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Long Beach where he studied with Dr. Jonathan Davis and Ms. Carolyn Hove (Los Angeles Philharmonic), respectively. He has participated in the masterclasses of Katherine Needleman (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Kathryn Greenbank (Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra), Jan Eberle (Michigan State University), Christoph Hartmann (Berlin Philharmonic), Dr. Stephen Caplan (Las Vegas Philharmonic), and Elaine Douvas (Metropolitan Opera.)
David practices and teaches yoga. He has taught at studios in the United States (California, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C.) and Dublin, Ireland. He was certified in the Summer of 2017 to teach the 26&2 method with Yoga Factory (500-hour certification) and Yin yoga in April and November of 2019 with Bernie Clark and Diana Batts (50-hour certification.) He has been fortunate to teach over 900 yoga classes and meet many wonderful yogis along the way.
David has been teaching the oboe privately since 2004. He has been a teacher and guest presenter at schools and festivals including: Festival Amaryllis (Mosnes, France), Seattle Music Partners (Seattle, WA), Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, D.C.), Community Youth Orchestra (Irvine, CA), St. Margaret’s Episcopal School (San Juan Capistrano, CA), Loara High School (Anaheim, CA.)
In his spare time, David loves baking (and eating) bread and bicycle touring. He has cycled on the California Coast Highway from San Francisco to San Diego, and the Great Allegheny Passage/ C&O Canal Trail connecting Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, D.C. Many more trips are planned.
Updated on August 7, 2020.
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