David Granger received his Bachelor of Music in 1973 and his Master of Music in 1975 from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Mr. Granger was principal bassoonist of the Sacramento Symphony from 1981 until 1996. In 1983 he began teaching at the University of California, Davis, and was coordinator of the music department’s student chamber music program from 1985 to 2011. Mr. Granger works as a freelance musician performing in orchestras throughout northern California. He currently holds positions as principal bassoonist of the Sacramento Philharmonic, Modesto and Fremont Symphonies, and is a member of the Oakland East Bay and the Marin Symphonies. He joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, in 2000. Mr. Granger attended Indiana University’s Early Music Institute and received a Performer Diploma in baroque bassoon in 2004. He performs on a copy of a 17th century dulcian made by Leslie Ross, NYC, 2000, a baroque bassoon made by by Guntram Wolf, 2003, and copied after an instrument with the initials HKICW, a classical bassoon after Grenser by Guntram Wolf, 2000, a baroque contrabassoon after Eichentopf by Guntram Wolf, 2000, and a classical/romantic contrabassoon by Guntram Wolf, 2000.
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