David Angelo


David Angelo is a Boston-based clarinetist, interested in presenting the music of our time to the largest possible audience.  He considers “music of our time” not only works written in the immediate past, but also those written in the distant past that, when contextualized, still have enormous relevance today.

In his effort to encourage and be a part of the growth of new music, David has taken part in the premieres of over 50 pieces in the Boston area.  He has worked with many Boston-based composers in this effort, including student composers at The Boston Conservatory where he received his Bachelors of Music.  David has commissioned a number of new chamber and solo pieces, and has engaged in community outreach geared at presenting these new works to audiences who otherwise would not have the opportunity to hear them.  David is a founding member of Chimera New Music (chimeranewmusic.com), a collective of composers and musicians, whose goal is to bring underexposed music or ensembles to underexposed audiences.

David has performed with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Fifth House Ensemble, played in the MIT Concert Chorus Orchestra, is a member of the East Coast Scoring Orchestra, J4MN, and Berklee’s Scoring Sessions Players, and Ensemble/Parallax, and has been a guest performer of Harvard University’s Music Department, and the University of Hartford’s Community Division.  He has played on MIT’s 88.1 WMBR as a soloist and chamber musician several times.  He can also be heard on 89.7 WGBH Boston’s new sounders.  He has worked with various visiting artists at the Boston Conservatory, including Louis Andriessen, Claire Chase, Tony Arnold, Eric Mandat, and Nico Muhly.

Currently, David is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Music Performance as the Attilio Poto Scholar at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.  He studies with Michael Norsworthy, and has previously studied with Jonathan Cohler, Richard Nunemaker, and Andre Dyachenko. 

More details can be found at: www.davidangeloclarinet.com