David Bamonte

Assistant Principal Trumpet

Assistant Principal, Musicians of the Oregon Symphony Richard Thornburg Trumpet Chair

David Bamonte

 David Bamonte joined the Oregon Symphony’s trumpet section in 1994 and presently serves as Assistant Principal. His impressive credentials also include two years as Principal Trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and several years of being the top substitute and extra trumpet for the Boston Symphony.  

He can be heard on numerous recordings by the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras and features prominently in Zubin Mehta’s acclaimed Israel Philharmonic recording of Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony.  

In demand as an educator and clinician, Bamonte has taught and coached throughout Oregon. He serves on the faculty of Portland State University and the annual Brass @ Wallowa Lake camp. Additionally, David performs with the Oregon Symphony Brass Quintet, giving numerous community, school, and educational concerts.  Over the years, he has also collaborated with Portland trumpet manufacturer David Monette, giving presentations with Monette throughout the country.  

David Bamonte studied at the Crane School of Music, the New England Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music where his principal teachers were Charles Schlueter and Charles Geyer. He lives in Portland with his wife Wendy, their daughter Emily, and their pet schnoodle Lani.