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.

Chamber Musician

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 Martin Butler.

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 School, "Musicfest".

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. 


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