DAVID LANGLITZ has been Principal Trombonist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City, a position he attained at the age of 21. He holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School of Music. Principal Trombone on all Wagner Ring Cycle CD/DVD recordings (Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung), James Levine conducting for Deutsche Grammophon 1988-90. HD Broadcast of Die Walküre, James Levine conducting 2011 and Siegfried, Fabio Luisi conducting 2012, which were also released on CD/DVD/Blu-Ray.
Mr. Langlitz has performed with most of the major conductors in recent history, including: James Levine, Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber, Georg Solti, Riccardo Muti, Simon Rattle, Karl Böhm, Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Rafael Kubelik, Erich Leinsdorf, James Conlon, Eugene Ormandy, Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Christian Thielemann, George Prêtre, Klaus Tennstedt, Giuseppe Patanè, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Christopher Eschenbach, Kirill Petrenko, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vladimir Jurowski.
In addition to Wagner/Levine Ring Cycle recordings 1988-90, Mr. Langlitz has performed as Principal Trombone on most of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra CD/DVD recordings (Deutsche Grammophon/Sony) from the 1980’s throughout Maestro Levine’s tenure as Music Director.
Some of these recordings include: La Traviata, Rigoletto, Aida, Parsifal, Der Fliegende Holländer, Wagner Orchestra Highlights from the Ring, Album of excerpts from Berg’s Lulu, Wozzeck and the Three Orchestral Pieces, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Schoenberg’s Erwartung.
He also also performed regularly on the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD movie theater broadcasts that screen throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra International Tours to Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Japan and throughout the United States.
During his first season with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra he performed Bass Trumpet on the Wagner Ring Cycle, and on Richard Strauss' Opera Elecktra, James Levine conducting.
His trombone studies were with Roger Smith (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Arnold Jacobs (Chicago Symphony), Edward Kleinhammer (Chicago Symphony), Frank Crisafulli (Chicago Symphony), Glenn Dodson (Philadelphia Orchestra), John Swallow (New York Brass Quintet) and Robert Gillespie (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra).
Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcasts - Principal Trombone
** Available on commercial DVD/Blu-Ray
Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg [James Levine / Dasch, Cargill, Botha, Volle, Kranzel]Iolanta / Bluebeard's Castle [Valery Gergiev / Netrebko, Beczela, Markov, Azizov, Tanovitski, Michael, Petrenko]
Falstaff [James Levine / Maestri, Meade, Blythe]
L’Elisir d’Amore [Maurizio Benini/ Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien, Maestri]**
Tempest [Ades/ Kennyside, Luna, Leonard, Schrader, Oke]**
The Tempest was the Grammy Award Winner 2013
Aida [Fabio Luisi/ Monastyrska, Alagna, Borodina]
Maria Stuarda [Maurizio Benini/ DiDonato, Van der Heever, Polenzani]
Anna Bolena [Marco Armiliato / Netrebko]
Siegfried [Fabio Luisi / Voigt]**
Faust [Yannick Nezet-Seguin / Kauffman, Pape, Poplavskaya]
Ernani [Marco Armiliato / Giordani, Meade, Furlanetto]
La Traviata [Fabio Luisi/Dessay/Polenzani/Hvorostovsky]
Don Pasquale [James Levine / Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien]**
La Funciulla del West [Nicola Luisotti/ Voigt, Giordani]**
Nixon in China [John Adams / Maddalena]**
Lucia di Laammermoor [Patrick Summers / Dessay]
Die Walkure [James Levine / Kauffman, Westbroet, Terfel, Voigt]**
Tosca [Joseph Colaneri / Mattila, Alvarez]**
Turandot [Andris Nelsons / Guleghina, Giordani]**
Les Contes d’Hoffmann [James Levine / Calleja, Netrebko]
Armida [Riccardo Frizza / Fleming, Brownlee]**
La Damnation de Faust [James Levine / Giordani, Graham]
Thais [Jesus Lopez-Cobos / Fleming, Hampson]**
Lucia di Lammermoor [Marco Armiliato / Netrebko, Beczala]**
Madama Butterfly [Patrick Summers / Racette]**
Macbeth [James Levine / Lucic, Guleghina]**
Manon Lescaut [James Levine / Mattila, Giordani]**
La Boheme [Nicola Luisotti / Gheorghiu, Vargas]**
I Puritani [Patrick Summers / Netrebko, Cutler]**
The First Emperor [Tan Dun / Domingo]**
Eugene Onegin [Valery Gergiev / Hvorostovsky, Fleming, Vargas]**
Il Trittico [James Levine / Frittoli, Blythe, Corbelli]
David Langlitz is currently a faculty member at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland (July 2016 to Present).
• Solo recital–Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Beijing Conservatory of Music, China 1984, 1992
• New Jersey Chamber Music Society Featured Solo Artist
Castérède “Sonatine for Trombone and Piano” and Berio “Sequenza V for trombone” 1985
• Numerous solo performances and Master Classes in Japan, Korea and People’s Republic of China 1984-85
• New Jersey Chamber Music Society 1985. Featured Solo Artist - Casterede “Sonatine”,
and Berio “Sequenza V”
• Carnegie Hall / Weill Recital Hall, New York, Berio “Sequenza V for trombone” 1983
Reviewed by the New York Times’ Donal Henahan as a “witty and technically brilliant performance”
• Radio Berlin, Germany, David" Concertino" 1983
• Merkin Concert Hall, New York, Solo Recital 1982
• Radio Geneva, David "Concertino", Wagenseil "Concerto", Martin "Ballade" 1982
• Waterloo Music Festival, Krol, "Divermento" for solo trombone 1982
• Waterloo Music Festival, Biber, "Sonata a Tre" 1981
• New York Brass Conference: featured solo artist, Hindemith "Sonata" 1981-82
• Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Chamber Music Concert in Carnegie Recital Hall, James Levine, Conductor 2006
• Stravinsky L’Histoire Du Soldat, Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, Conductor [radio broadcast] 1992
• New Jersey Chamber Music Society 1985
• New York Trumpet Ensemble 1980-88 [as Bass Trumpet in performances and recordings as Bass Trumpet]
• Performances of Poulenc “Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone”
With Gerard Schwarz (trumpet) and Barry Tuckwell (French horn)
New York Trombone Quartet (Founding member) 1979
• Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society 1978
• New York Trombone Quartet [Founding member] 1979
• Pentagon Brass Quintet: Tours throughout the United States and Italy 1976-82
[Pentagon was comprised of first chair players from the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra]
• First Trombone, Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Colorado 1973-74
• Metropolitan Opera recordings [CD], and DVD productions
• Mr. Langlitz has recorded for Sony, Deutsches Grammophone, Columbia/Sony, Phillips, EMI, and RCA
• Music of Carl Ruggles, Columbia Records: Michael Tilson-Thomas, Conductor 1987
• Venetian Brass Music, Pantheon Records Including brass chamber music of Gabrielli, Fantini, Frescobaldi, etc. 1987
• Album “Sonorous Explorations”: Tender Theater Flight Nageire for brass quintet and percussion, Lucia Dlugoszewski
composer, Gerard Schwarz, Conductor, CRI Records 1978
• Numerous recordings for CRI and Columbia records, Gunther Schuller and Gerard Schwarz, Conductors 1977-83
David Langlitz has been on the faculties of the Juilliard School of Music [pre-college division], the Manhattan School of Music, Yale University, New York University, and the Music Academy of the West [Santa Barabara].
September 1984-June 1985
Mr. Langlitz was granted a one year leave of absence from the Metropolitan Opera to accept a Fulbright lecturing professor award to Korea, which included the following:
• Visiting Professor of Trombone at Seoul National University
• Solo recitals and Master Classes throughout Korea, sponsored by United States Information Service
• Coach to brass section of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
• Conductor of Chamber Music ensembles in Korea
• Solo performances with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
• Mr Langlitz is one of the first American brass players to have been invited by the People's Republic of China to give solo recitals and master classes at both the Central Conservatories of Music in Beijing and Shanghai
• This event was funded by a grant from the Asian Cultural Council, acting in co-operation from the Fulbright Commission
• Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California, Summers 1989-94
• Juilliard School of Music, Pre-College Division - Trombone Instructor 1976-88
• Manhattan School of Music - Trombone Instructor 1987-89
• Yale University - Trombone Instructor
[substituting for a year for John Swallow, who was on a leave of absence] 1996-97
• New York University - Trombone Instructor 1994-96
• Master Classes, solo recitals and clinics in: United States, Italy, Japan, Korea, China
• New York City inner city schools and colleges 1977-1992
[Master classes, demonstrations and performances]
• Master Classes on “Auditioning for an Orchestral Position - Preparing to Win” Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music
• Master Classes in “How to Audition for the Music School of Your Choice” - Juilliard
Pre-college, and Academy of Music, Santa Barbara California
• Private instruction since 1977
Mr. Langlitz was interviewed as a featured artist on the PBS series AMERICAN MASTERS for the segment on James Levine 2012.
Has performed on soundtracks for Hollywood movies, independent features, television movies and commercials for radio and television, 1976-present.
• Has performed on LaTraviata soundtrack Metropolitan Opera: James Levine, Conductor - Franco Zeffirelli, Director 1977
• New York Studio work for movie and television soundtracks and commercials, etc.
Principal Trombone on the following national “Live from Lincoln Center” Metropolitan Opera television broadcasts.
Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Wagner Ring Cycle, Elektra, Salome, Der Rosenkavelier, La Bohème, Tosca, Il Trittico, Lulu, Aida, La Traviata, Un Ballo in Maschera, Don Carlo, Les Troyens, Rigoletto, Otello, Norma, Faust, Don Pasquale, Rise and Fall of Mahogany, L'Elisr d'Amore, etc.
• Metropolitan Opera Concert Series in NYC Parks 1975-2006
• Music Academy of the West- Santa Barbara, California 1989-94
Faculty member and soloist, master classes, etc.
• Principal Trombonist and faculty member 1976-83
Waterloo Music Festival New Jersey
Gerard Schwarz Music Director
• Aspen Summer Festival, Aspen Colorado 1973-74
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Mr. Langlitz was the first call substitute First Trombone with the New York Philharmonic from 1976-83.
These engagements included Acting Principal Trombone with the New York Philharmonic:
• Tour of United States, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Klaus Tennstedt, Conductor 1980
• New York Philharmonic Summer Season in Parks - Mahler’s First Symphony 1980
• Concerts during regular subscription season: Rafael Kubelik, Conductor 1979
• Contemporary Music Festival: Pierre Boulez, Conductor 1978
NEW YORK FREELANCE ENSEMBLES
• New York Chamber Virtuosi Chamber Symphony 1983-84
• Philharmonia Virtuosi 1981-93
• Musica Sacra, New York 1979
• Aspen Festival Orchestra 1973-74
• Spoleto, Italy Festival Orchestra 1972
2012 - Interview for PBS television series AMERICAN MASTERS for the segment on James Levine
2011 - Performed on the documentary film of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra brass section of Wagner Ring Cycle excerpts
2011 - Interviewed in the Japanese book “All About the MET” by Mariko Ikehara
2002 - Japanese magazine “Oggi”, feature interview on Mr. Langlitz, as Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musician and Sundance filmmaker, by Yoshina Watanabe.
1988 - Interview for the documentary film “Young People’s Guide to the Orchestra” by Academy Award winning documentary film director Robin Lehman.
1983 - Authored the first tutorial on trombone playing translated into Chinese
1982 - Arnold Jacobs- Legacy of a Master - Mr Langlitz contributed a chapter on
1982 - Featured Solo Artist on MBC, Korean National Television.
1982 - Korean classical music magazine “Eumak Dong Ah (Music Today)”, Mr. Langlitz wrote an article on performing with and coaching members of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
Korean classical music magazine “Eumak Dong Ah (Music Today)”, Mr. Langlitz contributed an article on Classical Music in post Cultural Revolution China after his solo/teaching tour there.
1982 - Feature Interview for the Korean publication Korean life magazine “Korea Today”
1982 - Featured interview by American overseas military magazine “Stars and Stripes”
2001-2015 - Mr. Langlitz has served as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Committee, three terms as Chairman. His term as Chairman included the 2004-05 Metropolitan Opera Association negotiations, as well as the groundbreaking HD media multi-channel contract
2015 - Mr. Langlitz produced a concert at the Veterans Administration Center in Manhattan with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. (See featured article on Metorchestramusicians.org)
1989-Present - Fundraising for independent film productions and various chamber music concerts in the New York City area
2009 - Studies in Negotiating and Conflict Resolution at Baruch College, New York City
1987 Graduate of Dale Carnegie course in Public Speaking and Human Relations