David Whiteside is Principal Flutist with the National Philharmonic Orchestra. The Washington Post called his playing “dazzling”, “eloquent” and “evocative” and the Boston Globe “fiery and virtuosic.” Solo appearances include the Boston Pops, the Manhattan Philharmonic, with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Julius Baker, with James Galway at the Edinburgh (Scotland) Festival, and the St. Cecilia Orchestra. He has appeared in recital throughout the Unites States and in Europe including Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater to name a few. Whiteside is flutist with the VERGE Ensemble of the Contemporary Music Forum of Washington, the edgEnsemble, and the Dinosaur Annex Ensemble. He has worked closely with a number of eminent composers including George Crumb, Donald Martino, and Joseph Schwantner. In 1999 he gave the Washington premiere of Melinda Wagner’s Pulitzer Prize winning Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion. Whiteside played with the Aeolian Chamber Players and served on the faculty of the Bowdoin Summer School of Music (now the Bowdoin International Festival). Mr. Whiteside studied with James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker and Walfrid Kujala and holds the Master of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.