David Bourque

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Instructor of Clarinet and Bass Clarinet University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

David Bourque has been the bass clarinettist in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 1983. Previous to his appointment in the TSO, David played in the orchestras of the Stratford Festival, the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. He has guested with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and L'Orchestre Symphonie de Montréal. He plays regularly in the finest chamber music festivals in the world, Festival of the Sound and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.

David is considered one of the finest bass clarinettists in North America and is Canada's leading bassethorn player.