Clarinetist David Orlowsky is widely recognized as a musician of tremendous expressiveness and depth, and is acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of clarinet repertoire ranging from Mozart to Golijov to Klezmer. Recording exclusively for Sony Classical, David Orlowsky has released seven albums and received three ECHO Klassik awards. At the age of sixteen he founded the David Orlowsky Trio (with Jens-Uwe Popp on guitar and Florian Dohrmann on double bass). Today, the award-winning trio is regarded as one of the most influential groups in the field of new world music. David Orlowsky has appeared at leading festivals and prestigious concert halls worldwide, both as a soloist and with his trio.
Highlights of his 2016/17 season include debut soloist performances with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, with Norddeutsche Philharmonie at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festival, and with early music ensemble Lautten Compagney in Schwetzingen and Leverkusen. David Orlowsky also continues his collaboration with the Danish String Quartet at Hamburg’s spectacular new Elbphilharmonie and at the Salzburg Mozarteum, with Casal Quartet in Blaibach and vocal ensemble Singer Pur at Rheingau Musik Festival.
The previous season had seen David’s debut with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsches Kammerorchester, and Kammerakademie Potsdam, among others. A new collaboration was created with the U.S. based Calder Quartet, with performances in Berlin and America. Mr. Orlowsky has further continued his collaborations with leading violist Nils Mönkemeyer and pianists William Youn and Lauma Skride as well as Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann and vocal ensemble Singer Pur. Recent concert appearances also brought him to Los Angeles, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Salzburg Mozarteum, and Leipzig Gewandhaus.
A dedicated chamber musician, David Orlowsky frequently works with celebrated performers such as Igor Levit, Vilde Frang, Andreas Haefliger, Nils Mönkemeyer, Fauré Quartet, and Singur Pur. Together with Singur Pur he won the ECHO Klassik award in 2011, in the category “Classical Music without Boundaries” for their album JEREMIAH. Another regular collaborator is the Vogler Quartet. Their critically acclaimed album features works by Mozart and Golijov and was elected “Album of the Month” by Stereo magazine. David Orlowsky maintains close relationships with contemporary composers such as Torsten Rasch, Matan Porat, David Bruce, and Avner Dorman who is currently composing a new clarinet concerto for David Orlowsky.
David Orlowsky is particularly committed to community outreach and education initiatives and regularly performs in community venues such as hospitals and schools. He has participated in Germany’s “Rhapsody in School” project, a nation-wide initiative bringing world-class musicians to schools and familiarizing children with classical music. His original compositions are published worldwide by Schott Music and are frequent bestsellers.
Born in Tuebingen, Germany in 1981, David Orlowsky studied with Manfred Lindner at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and with Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He lives in Berlin.