Clarinetist David Orlowsky is widely recognized as a musician of tremendous expressiveness anddepth, and is acknowledged worldwide as one of today's leading interpreters of the clarinetrepertoire ranging from Mozart to Golijov to klezmer. An exclusive Sony recording artist, David hasrecorded seven discs which have received two ECHO Klassik awards and won him a large anddevoted following.
David Orlowsky has appeared both as a soloist and with his trio (the David Orlowsky Trio) at anumber of major festivals and venues, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, RheingauMusic Festival, Beethovenfest, Lucerne Festival, Gidon Kremer’s Lockenhaus Chamber MusicFestival and the Moritzburg Festival.
Highlights of the past seasons include performances at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, StiftungMozarteum in Salzburg, Berlin Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus and collaborations with theDanish String Quartet, pianist Igor Levit, mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital, and a special project withthe German actor Dominique Horwitz, combining klezmer music and spoken word.
An avid chamber musician, David collaborates regularly with celebrated performers such as DanielHope, Andreas Haefliger, Vilde Frang, the Fauré Quartet, Nils Moenkemeyer, and the vocal sextetSingur Pur, with whom he won the 2011 ECHO Klassik award "Classical Music withoutBoundaries" for their album JEREMIAH. He also collaborates regularly with the Vogler Quartet,with whom he recorded a critically acclaimed Sony album featuring the works of Mozart andGolijov. David maintains close relationships with major contemporary composers such as TorstenRasch, Matan Porat and David Bruce.
David is committed to community outreach and education initiatives and regularly performs incommunity venues such as hospitals and schools in conjunction with his main concerts. He hasparticipated in Germany's "Rhapsody in School" project, a country-wide initiative which bringsworld-class musicians into schools and familiarizes children with classical music. His originalcompositions are published worldwide by Schott Music/ Advance Music and the music books arefrequent bestsellers.
Born in Tuebingen, Germany in 1981, David studied with Manfred Lindner at the FolkwangHochschule in Essen and with Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima at the Manhattan School ofMusic in New York City. He is currently based in Berlin.