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David A. Nagy

Award-Winning Bassoonist David A. Nagy is an inspired and innovative performer of music of all times who has been praised for his daring and creative concert programming, nuanced technique, and lush tone. David is the winner of numerous competitions and a recipient of the Kodály Prize for his excellence in music and academics. He has performed solo and chamber music recitals around the world, and appeared as soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra among others. 

The mysterious David. The man with all of the answers and patterned pants. Never a dull moment, but at the same time he always makes me feel safe.
— izzy

Besides performing, David is an active translator, editor, writer, producer, and social media consultant. He holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, a Bachelor of Music degree from the Bard Conservatory and a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Literature from Bard College. 

David is a core musician of The Orchestra Now, Contemporaneous, Exceptet, a founding member ofSoundMind, founder and co-artistic director of The Resonant Grounds Initiative and he also performs with Ensemble Échappé, AXIOM, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Juilliard Electronic Ensemble. David is an active commissioner of music for the bassoon and his double-debut album in collaboration with pianist Robert Fleitz is due to appear under the legendary HUNGAROTON label.