DAVID LETVIN
Third Cornet


Instrument:
Smith-Watkins Professional Model

Mouthpiece:
Denis Wick 3

Music Heroes:
David Oistrakh, Vladimir Horowitz, Jussi Bjoerling, Dennis Brain, and Adolph Herseth
A native of Detroit, David attended Cass Technical High School where his music teachers were Harry Begian and Michael Bistritzky. He has studied trumpet with Alvin Belknap, Otto Kurt Schmeisser, Gordon Mathie (at the National Music Camp), and Malcolm McDuffee.

As an undergraduate at Oakland University he was music director of the Student Enterprise Theater. He served as principal trumpet of the Center Symphony (Detroit), the Washington University Symphony (St. Louis), the North Side Symphony (Chicago), and the Kirkwood Symphony Orchestra (Missouri), where he was also assistant conductor (under James Sedares). This season he is principal trumpet of the North Shore Chamber Orchestra. He has been an active performer of brass chamber music for many years and is a founding member of several chamber groups.

David is a senior partner in the Chicago law firm of Letvin & Stein.

 

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