David Bilger joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as principal trumpet in 1995, and previously held the same position with the Dallas Symphony. He has performed in recital throughout the United States and Canada and appeared repeatedly as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other solo appearances include the Dallas, Houston, and Oakland symphonies; Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York; and Orchestra of St. Luke's. In 1998 he performed the Tomasi Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and on tour in North and South America.
An active chamber musician, Mr. Bilger can be heard on the Delos label in a recording of Bach's Second Brandenburg Concerto with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Other chamber music appearances include Chamber Music Northwest, the Saint Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the Canadian Brass, and the Empire Brass. He holds a master’s degree from the Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Bilger joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1997 and also teaches at Temple University. Mr. Bilger leads a master class at the Young Artist Summer Program as part of Curtis Summerfest 2017.
Meet the Faculty: David Bilger
Overtones, October 2000