DAVID PECK is principal clarinetist of the Houston Symphony Orchestra.  Along with thirty years as an orchestra principal, Mr. Peck’s other musical endeavors include a variety of chamber music and solo activities. His varied and extensive discography includes a recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Christoph Eschenbach and the Houston Symphony, as well as highly acclaimed chamber music recordings with the Houston Symphony Chamber Players. Most recently, he and his wife, pianist Edith Orloff, recorded an album of contemporary works for clarinet and piano.  Mr. Peck has had a long association with the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival (now Festival Mozaic), as well as summer appearances with the Ravinia Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Idyllwild Chamber Music Festival, and the Texas Music Festival. He has taught clarinet at the University of Houston and at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, for many years. In May 2005, he was featured as soloist with the Houston Symphony in the premiere of the Clarinet Concerto by Richard Lavenda, a piece specially commissioned for Mr. Peck and Maestro Hans Graf by the HSO. Just this past March, he performed the Richard Strauss Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon as part of the Houston Symphony’s classical subscription series.  Mr. Peck now maintains a private teaching studio and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, cooking, and jogging.

Wayne Brooks

David Peck