David Lesser, French horn
David Lesser is currently an active musician in the thriving music scene of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and an instructor of horn for the Lewisville Independent School District. He is Principal Horn of the Dallas Wind Symphony and a member of the Plano and Irving Symphony Orchestras. David moved to DFW after serving as a member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Wichita Grand Opera while concurrently completing a Masters of Performance in Horn and graduate assistantship at Wichita State University.
Raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2005 where he studied horn with renowned professor, Peter Kurau. Other teachers and mentors include David Cripps, Greg Hustis, Nicholas Smith, and William VerMeulen. David has performed with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, and the orchestras of Rochester (NY), Fort Worth, New Mexico, Knoxville, Tulsa, Louisiana, and has performed in concert with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, and for President George W. Bush. David served as Principal Horn of the Eastman Wind Ensemble for its performance at Carnegie Hall in February 2005. Additionally, he has performed at the esteemed Sarasota (Florida) Music Festival and the Quartz Mountain Music Festival at Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. He also performed internationally with the Eastman Horn Choir at two International Horn Society Symposiums in Lahti, Finland and Valencia, Spain.
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