David Washburn is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is the principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. A much sought-after musician in Los Angeles, he also holds the position of associate principal trumpet of the LA Opera Orchestra. He has served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Active in the recording studios, Washburn has numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit. He played principal trumpet for Incredibles 2, Coco, A Quiet Place, War for the Planet of the Ape, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Independence Day: Resurgence, Godzilla, Karate Kid, Avatar, The Legend of Zorro, Troy, A Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers, The Perfect Storm, Titanic and Deep Impact. He has also been a part of the John Williams Trumpet Section for over 20 years including Star Wars, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Currently, Washburn is a member of the faculty at Biola University, UC-Irvine and Azusa Pacific University. He has held teaching positions at Chapman, CSU Northridge, CSU Long Beach, Redlands University, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. He received his Masters of Music, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from the USC Thornton School of Music.
David Washburn has been a featured soloist with many different orchestras including the Los Angeles, St. Louis, Hong Kong and California philharmonics; the Los Angeles and San Diego chamber orchestras; the Berkeley, Burbank and Glendale symphonies; the New York Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, as well as at the Santa Fe, La Jolla and Music@Menlo chamber music festivals.