Cornish Sinfonia

Managing Director and Clarinetist: David White
David White studied at the Royal Academy of Music with John Davis on clarinet and Sir John Dankworth on saxophone. He won the Geoffrey Hawkes Prize for clarinet, adjudicated by Jack Brymer and now returns to the Academy as an occasional examiner and adjudicator.

As a soloist he has given first performances of several new works and has appeared as a featured soloist on albums by John Barry and Carl Davis. The soon to be released film The Understudy with a score by Carl Davis, will feature Davidís saxophone playing.

He continues to perform with major symphony orchestras and was featured on bass clarinet in a promenade concert this August with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a first performance of The Atomic Symphony, conducted by the composer John Adams. He is a member of the London Musicians Orchestra, which has recorded albums with artists such Jose Carreras, Julie Andrew, Michael Ball and Maria Friedman and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

David is also a member of the saxophone group Saxpak, in which he plays the sopranino saxophone and the newly invented tubax. They perform regularly both in Britain and abroad and their recently recorded third C.D., is due for release soon.

David has lived in Cornwall for the last eight years and takes an active part in local music making. He is a founder member of the Cornish Sinfonia and following the death of Ian Hughes, its artistic director, both he and David Frost continue to fill this role. He is also proud to be principal clarinet in the Three Spires Orchestra, with whom he has performed Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.

He has begun a collaboration with the choreographer, Jacky Lansley and earlier this year he was the soloist in the saxophone concerto by Lindsay Cooper, which was performed at the Hall For Cornwall and in the Clore Theatre at the Royal Opera House. A new ballet will include the Mozart Clarinet Quintet.

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