Baltimore-based flutist David Le leads a diverse career as a recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. Mr. Le won First Prize in the Young Artist Competitions of the Florida Flute Association, Hampton Roads Flute Faire, and has been a prizewinner of competitions sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association, National Flute Association, South Carolina Flute Society, and the Tampa Bay Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he is also a grantee of the Friends of Flutes Foundation and winner of the National Flute Association's Frances Blaisdell Memorial Scholarship.
A dedicated teacher, Mr. Le has presented guest masterclasses and clinics at public school and summer music programs, universities, and music education conferences. He is flute faculty at the OPUS Community Music School and previously taught with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program. His students consistently win regional and national competitions; alumni are pursuing degrees at universities throughout the United States.
Mr. Le maintains a national profile as a performer and educator; this season includes engagements with pianist Hui-Chuan Chen at the Florida Flute Convention, Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, Community College of Baltimore County, Florida State University, Old Dominion University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of South Florida, and the University of Virginia Flute Forum. As a member of the Jayde Duo, he performed on the Ars Sacra, Bun Shop Presents, and Rush Hour at Penn Station concert series with harpist Peggy Houng.
An avid orchestral musician, Mr. Le has appeared with the Florida Lyric Opera, Experiential Orchestra, Hunt Valley Symphony, and Occasional Symphony. In addition, he attended the Marrowstone Music Festival for two seasons. He has performed under the batons of luminaries such as Marin Alsop, Leon Fleisher, Edward Polochick, Leonard Slatkin, and Gene Young.
Mr. Le can be heard as soloist on the McCormick Percussion Group's album Plot: Music for Unspecified Instrumentation (Ravello Records), the USF Wind Ensemble's album Live at Carnegie Hall...and more (Mark Records), and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra's album featuring the works of Aaron Jay Kernis, to be released by the Naxos American Classics label.
Mr. Le earned a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University as a full scholarship recipient and was awarded the Clinton Lee Arrowood Memorial Prize in Flute. A native Floridian, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, where he was the Presser Foundation Scholar and Distinguished Graduate in The Arts. He is wholly indebted to his teachers Kim McCormick, Marina Piccinini, and Barbara Prescott.