David Jolley


David Jolley Photo credit: Bernard Mindich

David Jolley has thrilled audiences throughout the world with his “remarkable virtuosity” (New York Times), and has been hailed as “a soloist second to none” by Gramophone magazine. A chamber artist of unusual sensitivity and range, he has frequently collaborated with such groups as the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, the Guarneri Quartet, the American String Quartet, the Beaux Arts Trio, Musicians from Marlboro, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is currently a member of the virtuoso wind quintet Windscape; the Trio Valtorna, with violinist Ida Kavafian and pianist Gilles Vonsattel; and the New York Brass Arts Trio, with trumpeter Joe Burgstaller and trombonist Haim Avitsur. He was also a founding member, now emeritus, of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with which he toured widely and made over two dozen recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon label. He has made solo appearances with symphonies across the U.S., including Detroit, Rochester, Memphis, San Antonio, Phoenix, Florida West Coast, New Mexico, and Vermont. His keen interest in enlarging the solo horn literature has led to the composition of works for him by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, John Harbison, George Tsontakis, and George Perle. He most recently premiered a concerto by Lawrence Dillon with the Carolina Chamber Orchestra. He has six solo recordings under the Arabesque label, including Mozart and Strauss concertos with the Israel Sinfonietta. Mr. Jolley is on the faculty of Stony Brook University, Mannes College of Music, Queens College, and Manhattan School of Music.