David Roode

David Roode studied music at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University, where he obtained a BA in Trombone Performance in 2001. From 2002 – 2007, David was 2nd Trombonist with the Memphis Symphony, and during that time he was a frequent guest musician with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.

In 2007 a desire to study abroad led David to the United Kingdom, where he completed a PG Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music in London. After graduating from the Academy, David worked with many leading orchestras in Britain, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Ballet and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He also worked with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra in Sweden, Europa Philharmonie in Germany and played three summer seasons with the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria.

For the 2014-2015 season, David was 2nd Solo Trombonist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark, and during his time there, he also worked as an extra musician with the Aalborg Symphony, the Aarhus Sinfonietta and the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen.

Since returning to the United States in 2015, David has worked as an extra musician with orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony and Columbus Symphony Orchestra as well as guest principal trombonist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (South Carolina), the Dayton Philharmonic and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Alongside his wife, Japanese pianist Mika Komuro, he has given lectures, masterclasses and recitals at the Southern Danish Music Conservatory in Odense, Denmark, Ohio Wesleyan University, Troy University (Alabama), University of Tennessee Knoxville, the University of Memphis and University of Mississippi. He is currently principal trombonist of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Carmel Symphony Orchestra, as well as 2nd trombonist with the Des Moines Metro Opera.