DAVID CAMPBELL: Clarinet
David Campbell enjoys an international
career as clarinet soloist and teacher. His solo engagements
have taken him to over forty countries and he has performed
a wide-ranging repertoire with many orchestras including:
the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, English
Chamber, London Mozart Players, BBC Concert, BBC National
Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish, BBC Philharmonic,
Orchestra of St. John's, Smith Square and many abroad.
As a chamber musician David has
a particular love of the repertoire for clarinet quintet,
and is a regular guest-artist with some of the county's
finest string quartets including the Alberni, Bingham,
Emperor, Endellion, Maggini, Schidlof, Sorrel, an Vanburgh.
To celebrate the composer Gerald Finzi's centenary in
2001, and instigated by David, the Five Bagatelles (for
clarinet and piano) were newly arranged by composer
Christian Alexander, for clarinet and string quartet.
David Campbell has had many significant
works written for him, including concertos by Graham
Fitkin, Carl Davis, Charles Camilleri and Peter Lieuwen
and quintets by Roger Steptoe, Charles Camilleri and
Teacher and Conductor
As a teacher and conductor, David
Campbell is motivated by a passionate dedication to
Music Education and his skills in this field have led
to invitations to give all over Great Britain and in
many other countries. He conducts and coaches the National
Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and his own 'SoundWood
Ensemble'. (See separate page.) He is Artistic Director
of the Aberystwyth International Festival and Summer
International Clarinet Association
David regularly features at the
International Clarinet Association's Clarinetfest both
in concert and on the Young Artists' Competition jury
and was recently appointed the British ICA Representative.
Radio & Television
As a regular David has appeared
on radio and television both here and abroad. In addition
to numerous concerto performances, chamber music concerts
and recitals for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, he devised
and recorded the first series of chamber music masterclasses
- 'The Finishing Touch', and was featured in Radio 4's
'Musical Dynasties' series in Spring 2000, in conversation
with Jack Brymer.
In 1997/8 he served as Warden
for the Performers and Composers section of the Incorporated
Society of Musicians and in 1994 was made a Knight of
the Order of St John.