David Pandolfi - Principal Horn
David Pandolfi, a native of Rhode Island, began his career as third and associate principal horn of the Rhode Island Philharmonic while attending the New England Conservatory in Boston. He has studied with Wilhelm Valkenier, Thomas Newell and James Stagliano. Mr. Pandolfi has been principal horn of the Alabama Symphony since 1973. He has been featured as soloist on the Symphony's Masterworks concerts, performing works of Strauss, Mozart and Britten. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Montgomery Symphony. In March 2002, Mr. Pandolfi traveled to Romania where he performed as a soloist with the filarmonica De Stat Sibiu and the Filarmonica De Stat "Transilvania" in Cluj. He also conducted tree days of Master Classes at the "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca.This summer will mark his ninth season as a member of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta where he has been featured as a soloist on the Sinfonietta's first CD, "Music in the Mountains." Mr. Pandolfi has performed and recorded major orchestral works with the St. Louis and Atlanta Symphonies. He has also joined these orchestras in performances at Carnegie Hall and has toured Europe and the Far East. Mr. Pandolfi was principal horn of the Atlanta Opera during the 1995-1997 seasons. Mr. Pandolfi is on the faculty of Birmingham Southern College and was a founding member of the Ambassador Brass Quintet. He has represented the Alabama Symphony Players as delegate to the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM) and has been chairman of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Committee since 1994. Mr. Pandolfi also serves as President of Local 256-733 of the American Federation of Musicians.