David Griffiths is Senior Lecturer in Clarinet, Coordinator of Woodwind and a member of Ensemble Liaison ensemble-in-residence at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. His recordings with Ensemble Liaison of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time for the Melba Recordings label and Trios of Brahms, Beethoven and Bruch for the Tall Poppies label have won high praise from critics around the world.
He has appeared with the New Zealand, Goldner, Tin Alley and Flinders String Quartets, the Australia Ensemble@UNSW, the New York Wind Soloists, the Southern Cross Soloists, members of the Cleveland, Shanghai and American String Quartets. He has also collaborated with Nemanja Radulović, Ray Chen, Anthony Marwood, Henning Kraggerud, Katie Noonan, Emma Matthews, Fiona Campbell, Cheryl Barker, Peter Coleman-Wright, David Jones, Paul Grabowsky, Tony Gould, performed at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville, Port Fairy Festival, Woodend Winter Arts Festival and has performed chamber music with Principal members of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.
David has held positions as Associate Principal Clarinet with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Principal Clarinet of the Macau Orchestra and Principal Clarinet of the Shanghai Radio Orchestra. He has appeared as Guest Principal with all of Australia’s major symphony and opera ballet orchestras along with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He was also Co-Principal of the 2000 National Repertory Orchestra (US), acting Principal of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic and has performed with the New World Symphony, the New York City Opera, National Company, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the China Philharmonic, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra and the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.
Originally from Armidale NSW, he studied at the Canberra School of Music with Alan Vivian before completing his Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music under the direction of Charles Neidich, Ricardo Morales, Alan Kay and David Krakauer.