david dziardziel, clarinet
Described in The Boston Musical Intelligencer as “fluid and acrobatic without strain,” clarinetist David Dziardziel is a multifaceted Boston-based musician. He frequently performs with groups, such as the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Chamber Orchestra, Haffner Sinfonietta, Unitas Ensemble, Phoenix, and Symphony Nova.
An avid chamber musician, David has collaborated with some of the world’s finest artists, including legendary harpist Ann Hobson-Pilot; violinist Susie Park, former member of the Eroica Trio; and Kojiro Umezaki, world-renowned shakuhachi player and Silkroad Ensemble member. Performances have taken him throughout the United States and Japan. He has appeared in Music for Salem, the Rockport Chamber Festival, and the Sarasota Festival. David is also a founding member of Calliope Winds, a wind quintet that has been praised by The Boston Musical Intelligencer as “a highly experienced, technically adept, and mightily talented ensemble.”
As an advocate of contemporary music, David is the clarinetist for Hub New Music (HNM), a critically acclaimed chamber ensemble comprised primarily of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello. Hailed by The Boston Globe as “elegant and exacting,” HNM maintains an international touring schedule while contributing to the vibrant new music community at home in Boston. Its performances have been showcased in some of the world’s finest halls, such as Boston’s Jordan Hall and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. Recent collaborations include those with composers Angel Lam, Andrew Rindfleisch, Kati Agócs, Robert Honstein, and Daniel Wohl.
David began studying the clarinet at the age of 14 through the University of Hartford’s Community Music Division with Dr. Richard Shillea and Alan Francis. He then went on to obtain his Bachelor of Music from The Boston Conservatory, where he won its annual concerto competition in 2011 and studied with Michael Norsworthy. Most recently, David earned his Master of Music from the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Richard Stoltzman.