David YavornitzkyDavid Yavornitzky, BS, BM received his Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music in 1985, having received a Bachelor of Science degree the year before.
senior year of college, he
was the Assistant Principal Bass of the Ohio Chamber Orchestra and later auditioned for and won, a position in the bass section of the Utah Symphony
In 1988 he
won the Principal Bass audition for the Utah Symphony
, a position that he
currently holds.During his
tenure with the Symphony, he
has performed as concerto soloist, participated in U.S. and International tours, and has been involved in numerous recordings.He
is a tireless proponent of contemporary music, having had compositions written for him, as well as having given important premieres of contemporary works, including the Cleveland premiere of Hans Werner Henze's Concerto for the Double Bass.David is a Professor of Double Bass at the University of Utah, where he maintains an active teaching studio.
Several of his
students have won statewide and national solo double bass competitions.He also conducts area youth orchestras, teaches a high school orchestra class and is a frequent chamber music and master class coach.David
studied with the late Anthony Knight of the Cleveland Orchestra and Edwin Barker, Principal Bass of the Boston Symphony.
In 1997, David
was awarded the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music Alumni Achievement Award
wife, Natalie, have two young sons.Back