David Bourque has recently retired from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra after 28 years of service. Prior to his appointment with the TSO, David played in the orchestras of the Stratford Festival, the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. He has been a guest player with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. He regularly plays in chamber music festivals including the Festival of the Sound and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. David is considered one of the finest bass clarinettists in North America and is Canada’s leading bassethorn player. He has taught in higher education since 1979 and currently teaches at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.