Flutist David Buck has been praised for his “supple tone, rhythmic dynamism, and technical agility.” (The Oregonian) A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Buck was appointed Principal Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2012 by Music Director Leonard Slatkin. Previously he was Principal Flute with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Oregon Symphony.
Buck has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on numerous recordings and live broadcasts, including the LA Phil’s 2012 Grammy-winning recording of Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. He has also been a guest principal with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony. A member of the Oregon Symphony for four seasons, Mr. Buck made his solo debut with the OSO in 2009 performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. He began his orchestral career at the age of 20 as Associate Principal Flute with the Honolulu Symphony.
During the summer months, Mr. Buck has appeared with the Oregon Bach Festival and Colorado Music Festival. He has also participated in numerous other festivals, including Tanglewood, Kent/Blossom, Spoleto Festival del Due Monde in Spoleto, Italy and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.
David Buck graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Music degree and a Graduate Diploma. His primary teachers have been Robert Langevin, Jeffrey Khaner, Jeanne Baxtresser and David Cramer.