David Yandl

Clarinetist David Yandl brings a unique sensitivity to the standard repertoire and contemporary works. Active as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, he has performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Chicago’s Symphony Center and at festivals in the U.S. and Europe.

Recent highlights include Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble and chamber music performances at the Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Vänersborg, Sweden. David was a semifinalist in the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and his performances have been broadcast on WFMT 98.7 (Chicago). 

As an orchestral musician, David performs frequently with the Grand Rapids, West Michigan, and Holland (MI) Symphonies and was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has also performed with the Boise Philharmonic, Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, and The West Point Band.

In demand as an educator, David serves on the faculties of Alma College, Hope College, and Cornerstone University. Previous appointments include faculty positions at DePaul and Michigan State Universities. A passionate advocate for music as an agent of social change, David has taught in tuition-free programs for underserved urban youth in Chicago including Project S.O.A.R. and El Sistema-affiliate Y.O.U.R.S.


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Educational Background

David holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from DePaul University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Michigan State University. He completed additional studies at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio in Madrid, Spain. Important teachers and mentors include Larry Combs, Theodore Oien, Yehuda Gilad, John Bruce Yeh, and Julie DeRoche.

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