David Quinn

Assistant Principal


Beginning his career in Phoenix, then Mexico City, clarinetist David Quinn has been Assistant Principal with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1989.

David Quinn is originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta, where he began studying clarinet with Timothy Maloney at the Grande Prairie Reginal College. He continued at the University of Alberta, completing a Bachelor of Music degree in performance with Ernest Dalwood. In 1983, he moved to Arizona to study with Ronald DeKant and earned a master's degree from Arizona State University. While in Phoenix, he had the opportunity to perform with The Phoenix Symphony under Theo Alcantera.

In 1985, David was appointed Principal Clarinet with Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México under Enrique Bátiz. He remained in Mexico City until joining the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in 1989, where he has been Assistant Principal and bass clarinetist ever since.

David met his wife Janice through the ESO in 2000, and they have two children together. He spends his free time during the summer months helping maintain the Royal Mayfair Golf Club, having just completed 30 years in the greens maintenance department.