David Pell has been Principal Trombonist of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2002, Bass Trombonist of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra since 2006, and Principal Trombonist of Orchestra London since 1998.  He has also been a member of the Winnipeg Symphony, the Victoria Symphony and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Touring Orchestra.  He is a member of Toronto’s Esprit Orchestra and performs regularly on trombone, bass trumpet and euphonium with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company and New Music Concerts. He has also performed with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Thunder Bay Symphony, with the Stockholm Chamber Brass and the True North Brass.

David appears on Bass Trombone on the Canadian Brass recording, Brahms on Brass, playing Euphonium on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Holst’s The Planets and Bass Trumpet on the TSO’s  recording of the Rite Of Spring. He was Bass Trumpet soloist in the Canadian Opera Company’s acclaimed Ring Cycle and has played on many jingles and soundtracks.

David is Artistic Director of the renowned Hannaford Street Silver Band and co-founder of the ArtFarm, a multi-media based amorphous chamber ensemble dedicated to performing new works and conventional music in unconventional settings. He has shared stage and recording studio with musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Supertramp’s Roger Hodgeson, Broken Social Scene, Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy), Michael Bolton, Sheena Easton, David Foster, Holly Cole, Kenny G and Dudley Moore and has played and toured North America with productions of Wicked, Les Miserables, Showboat, Ragtime, Chicago, Urinetown, Phantom of the Opera, Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady, Cats and Evita.