New Music Central – David McGregor
1 April 2019 - Chemistry
For this University of Canterbury School of Music New Music Central concert David McGregor (principal clarinet, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra) will present a varied programme of music written for the clarinet, contrasting well known classics with newer works.
David studied with Philip Green (associate principal clarinet, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, formerly of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra) at Victoria University of Wellington.
In 2015 he moved to Hobart, Tasmania, where he studied with Francesco Celata (associate principal clarinet, Sydney Symphony) at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music.
In 2016, he appeared as soloist with the Wellington Chamber Orchestra, performing Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No.2 with conductor and fellow New Zealand School of Music alum Vincent Hardaker.
David was proud to have been selected as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Clarinet Fellow for 2017. The year involved him playing frequently with the orchestra, most often playing E-flat clarinet, though he performed in all positions in a number of concerts. The role also involved education work and outreach presenting masterclasses and workshops to students in the greater Sydney area.
Last year saw David return to New Zealand, where he has recently been appointed principal clarinet of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Alongside his work with the CSO, David teaches clarinet and music students of all ages.
Date: Monday 1 April 2019
Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Recital Room, University of Canterbury Arts at the Arts Centre, Chemistry building, 3 Hereford St, Christchurch.