David LaVorgna, flute
David LaVorgna, began his journey with the the flute at age 14, after hearing a Jean Pierre Rampal concert at Carnegie Hall. He started the study of the flute in NYC with some of the world’s greatest teachers and players. He began his pursuit of serious focused study at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Jacqueline Hofto. He went on to study with Bonnie Lake at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he received the Britten Johnson Award as the most outstanding and promising flutist. After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree, David moved to California to study with Timothy Day at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and earned his Master of Music degree. His major teachers have also included Trudy Kane, Julius Baker and Mark Sparks. He has performed in master classes with Trevor Wye, Eugenia Zukerman, Julius Baker, William Bennett and Karl Kraber. He has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, Boston Pops Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, Baltimore Opera Company, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and Annapolis Symphony. His many performance credits include working with such varied artists as Leon Fleisher, Samuel Sanders, Judy Collins, Bobby McFerrin, Linda Ronstadt, Sarah McLachlan, Dudley Moore, and Liza Minnelli. David earned multiple awards and competitions for both his solo work and ensemble playing. He has also collaborated with many contemporary composers throughout the development, revision, and premieres of many works, and has performed in a multitude of concert settings to promote music and the understanding of music. He was a solo performer with cellist Yo Yo Ma on the CBS Sunday Morning Show highlighting composer Bright Sheng. He is currently on the faculty of Goucher College and Loyola University. David has a large private studio of players varying from 10 to 68 years in age. He resides in Baltimore with his wife Monica, their daughters Cecilia and Lucia, and many pets of different shapes and sizes.