David Wechsler

Flutes, Alto and Tenor Saxophone, Recorder, Bamboo, Native American Flutes, Midi Wind Controller

Brooklyn born flutist David Wechsler is Music Director of The OMNI Ensemble. He is Principal Flute and Personnel Manger of the Connecticut Grand Opera and second flutist of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Mr. Wechsler has played all flute section chairs with many New York area and nationwide performing groups, including the American Symphony, The New York Grand Opera, The Discovery Orchestra, The New Jersey Symphony and the Key West Symphony. He was principal flute in the 1998 production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, and was the solo flutist in the Public Theater’s production of King Lear starring Kevin Kline in 2007, with music by Stephen Sondheim. He is active in the recording field as well, playing sessions on flute, piccolo, alto and bass flutes, and bamboo flutes, recorder, alto and tenor saxophone. Some motion picture scores he as performed on are The Fog of War, Secret Window, Mars Rover and Femme Fatale. Mr. Wechsler is a past President of the New York Flute Club and a current board member. Mr. Wechsler has composed many works for his chamber music group, The OMNI Ensemble, which is in the midst of its 27th season. He is on the faculty of the City University of New York College of Staten Island, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the Poly Prep Country Day School. He is also the band director of two New York City Elementary Schools, PS 193 and PS 154. Mr Wechsler holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College, a Master of Music degree from SUNY at Stony Brook, and is a Doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. His teachers have included Karl Kraber, Samuel Baron, James Pappoutsakis, Julius Baker and Thomas Nyfenge.