Queensland Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Bassoonist David Mitchell was once performing in Germany with Valery Gergiev when the conductor decided to change the concert program in the dress rehearsal because he didn’t like it. ‘He made us learn a whole new program on the spot. You can do that sort of thing when you’re the boss. Although scary, it turned out to be one of the most exciting concerts I’ve ever played.’
David’s achievements including being a recipient of the QLD Young Performer of the Award and two ANAM Scholarships, winning the Open Instrumental Section of the North Queensland Concerto Competition and touring internationally with the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Wolfram Christ.