David Griffin is the fourth horn of the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra. Upon graduating from Northwestern University in 1987, Griffin began
his career with the Rochester Philharmonic and followed with positions in the
orchestras of Montréal and Houston before joining the Chicago Symphony in 1995.
With the wind quintet Prairie Winds, he has performed in
more than 20 states and has released two CDs with the group. In June 2012,
Griffin soloed with the National Orchestra of Brazil. He debuted as a
soloist with the CSO in Schumann’s Konzertstück at the Ravinia Festival in
2010. He has released the solo album For You, featuring the
world-premiere recording of the Sonata for Horn by Bruce Broughton. Visit cdbaby.com/cd/griffindavid for
more information on the CD.
Griffin has served as guest principal horn of the Saint
Louis Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Shanghai Radio Orchestra. He
has appeared with Chicago Pro Musica, the Allegra Chamber Players and Les
Chambristes de Montréal. Griffin has been a faculty member at McGill University
and Northwestern University. Summer festival engagements have included Grand
Teton, Tanglewood, Manitou, Madeline Island and Sun Valley. Griffin has also
been a featured artist and clinician at the annual symposium of the
International Horn Society.
Griffin, his wife Susan Warner, and their children, Henry
and Pearl, live in Oak Park, IL.