David Griffiths is Senior Lecturer in Clarinet and Coordinator of Woodwind at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. Originally from Armidale NSW, he studied at the Canberra School of Music with Alan Vivian before completing his Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music under the direction of Charles Neidich, Ricardo Morales, Alan Kay and David Krakauer.
He has appeared with the Goldner, New Zealand, Tin Alley and Flinders String Quartets, the New York Wind Soloists, the Australia Ensemble @UNSW, the Southern Cross Soloists and members of the Cleveland, Shanghai and American String Quartets. He has performed at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville, Adams Chamber Music Festival (NZ), Port Fairy Festival, Woodend Winter Arts Festival and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.
David has held positions with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Macau Orchestra and the Shanghai Radio Orchestra. He has appeared as Guest Principal clarinet with all of Australia’s major symphony and opera ballet orchestras along with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with the National Repertory Orchestra (US), Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, New World Symphony, New York City Opera National Company, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, China Philharmonic, Pacific Music Festival Orchestra and the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.
"Griffiths' silky tone and easy execution of the work's sparkling virtuosity quite exceptional." The Australian (February 2012)