Student Recital: David Nakazono

Event Date: 

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Music Room 1145 (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230

David Nakazono, trumpet

In his final solo performance at UCSB, David Nakazono (trumpet) will present his senior recital in the culmination of his degree. Featuring the Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet, Grant Hungerford (Faculty Trumpet), and Natasha Kislenko (Faculty Piano), the recital will consist of works by Oskar Böhme, Victor Ewald, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Enescu. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 5 p.m. in Music Room 1145 in the UCSB Music Building. Admission is free.
Growing up as an Army Brat, David Nakazono pulls from his international experiences to bring a unique voice and perspective to his music. During his residency at the University of California— Santa Barbara, David contributed significantly to music on campus as Principal Trumpet of the UCSB Chamber Orchestra. He is also a member of the University Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet, Trumpet Ensemble, and Ensemble for Contemporary Music. In addition to departmental ensembles, David Nakazono has recorded for UCSB Amplified and is the Founder of the Pops Orchestra at UCSB, a vibrant ensemble dedicated to the inclusivity and accessibility of symphonic music for UCSB’s students and surrounding community. Beyond campus, David Nakazono has performed with ensembles including the Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Monica Symphony, and the Now Hear Ensemble, and with renowned musicians such as Arturo Sandoval and Joseph Alessi. David attributes his success and growth as a musician to his trumpet teachers, which include: Grant Hungerford, Jon Lewis, Kenneth Capshaw, Friedhelm Biessecker, Jason Ortiz, Anthony Plog, Paul Merkelo, and Josef Burgstaller. With his career wrapping up at UCSB, David looks forward to pursuing his musical training under Mark Ridenour of the CSO at the Chicago College of Performing Arts this upcoming Fall.