David Byrd-Marrow

David Byrd-Marrow

Assistant Professor

What I do

Assistant Professor, Horn


French Horn Performance

Professional Biography

American hornist David Byrd-Marrow is the solo horn of the International Contemporary Ensemble, a new music collective that performs internationally and serves as ensemble-in-residence at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival. Working with a uniquely wide range of performers, he has premiered works by Matthias Pintscher, Arthur Kampela, George Lewis, Tyshawn Sorey, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Du Yun, Marcos Balter, Wang Lu, Kate Soper, Miguel Zenón and Chick Corea. He frequently performs at festivals including the Ojai Music Festival, Bay Chamber Concerts, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center and as faculty at the Banff Music Centre. Formerly a member of Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect, Byrd-Marrow has also made appearances with the New York Philharmonic, The Knights, Decoda, the Atlanta and Tokyo symphony orchestras, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Washington National Opera and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As a soloist, he has performed Mozart's Sinfonia concertante with the Seattle Symphony. Byrd-Marrow has recorded on many labels including Tundra, More Is More, Nonesuch, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon and Naxos. He received his bachelor of music degree from The Juilliard School and master of music from Stony Brook University.