David Saltzmanline

David SaltzmanDavid Saltzman has been the Principal Tuba player of the Toledo Symphony and the Tuba/Euphonium instructor at Bowling Green State University since 2007. He is also the director of the Bowling Green State University Tuba/Euphonium ensemble. Most recently, David has joined the Glimmerglass Opera Festival in Oneonta, NY as their Principal Tuba player during their summer series.

Prior to these appointments, David was the Principal Tuba player for the Honolulu Symphony and the Honolulu Brass Quintet (1997 - 2007). He was also the Tuba/Euphonium instructor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa campus and the founder and director of the University of Hawaii's Tuba/Euphonium ensemble.

David has performed with several orchestras throughout the United States and Canada, including: the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Windsor Symphony. He can be heard playing second tuba on the Pittsburgh Symphony's recordings of Symphony Fantastique and Eine Alpensinfonie conducted by Marek Janowski

David was the winner of the Colonial Euphonium Tuba Quartet's first Tuba Solo Competition in Albany, New York in 1996. An active soloist, David performed as a featured soloist at the British Tuba Euphonium Convention in Birmingham, England as well as the International Women's Brass Conference held in 1997 in St. Louis, Missouri. He has also participated as a guest soloist during ITEC 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio and ITEC 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. David also performs numerous solo recitals at schools and Universities around the country. In 2010, David performed the John Williams Concerto for Tuba with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra as part of the orchestra's Key Bank Pops series.

David is proud to have studied with Harvey Phillips, Daniel Perantoni, Fritz Kaenzig, Toby Hanks and David Fedderly. He lives at home in Toledo, Ohio with his wife, three children, and toy poodle.