David Halperin holds the Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance and Literature from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, where he was a recipient of the Eckstein Fund Grant. While at Northwestern, Mr. Halperin gave the world premiere of David S. Carter’s Almost Past for Bass Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, soloing with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Halperin earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
An active orchestral musician, Mr. Halperin has performed across the country with the Milwaukee, Jacksonville, New Mexico and New World Symphony Orchestras. Based in Chicago, he also performs regularly with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Quad City, Green Bay, Rockford, and Illinois Symphony Orchestras, and the Sinfonia da Camera. He was a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and School performing with the American Academy of Conducting Orchestra. His other festival credits include being a finalist in the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition at the Brevard Music Center, the Hot Springs Music Festival, the Las Vegas Music Festival, Aria International Summer Academy, and the Ohio Light Opera. With OLO, Mr. Halperin can be heard performing as solo clarinet on their CD release of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer (Albany Records).
Mr. Halperin coached woodwind sectionals and taught private lessons at the Third International Seminar for the Fundación del Estado para el Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela in Acarigua, Venezuela. He has also taught at Prairie State College and presented master classes and recitals at Eastern Illinois University and Troy University in Alabama.