David Washburn is the principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and acting principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Previously he served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Redlands Symphony. He has been a featured soloist with such orchestras as the Los Angeles, St. Louis, Hong Kong, and California philharmonics; the Los Angeles, San Diego, St. Matthew’s, and South Bay chamber orchestras; the Berkeley, Burbank, and Glendale symphonies; and the Santa Fe, La Jolla, and Music@Menlo chamber music festivals. Active in the recording studio, he has played principal trumpet for the soundtracks of Godzilla, The Amazing Spiderman, White House Down, Karate Kid, Avatar, The Legend of Zorro, A Beautiful Mind, Troy, Titanic, and Deep Impact. He is currently a faculty member of Azusa Pacific, Biola University, the University of California Irvine, and California University Long Beach. He has previously held teaching positions at California University Northridge, Redlands University, Chapman, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts, and the Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts. He received his master of music degree with distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music, and his bachelor of music from the Thornton Music School at the University of Southern California. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist.