David Langlitz

David Langlitz 's Biography

David Langlitz held the position of Principal Trombone with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for over 40 years, a title he attained at the age of 21. He holds a BM and MM in Music Performance from the Juilliard School of Music and a MFA in Film Directing from the NYU Tisch Graduate School of the Arts.

Langlitz has performed with most of the legendary conductors in recent history, including James Levine, Leonard Bernstein, Sir Georg Solti, Riccardo Muti, Carlos Kleiber, Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev and Daniel Barenboim. He has appeared regularly on the Metropolitan Opera "Live in HD" movie theater broadcasts that screen worldwide. Performances as soloist and with chamber music ensembles throughout the United States, Europe and Asia (Japan/China/Korea), including the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, are also on Langltiz's resume. The New York Times reviewed his Carnegie Recital Hall solo performance of Luciano Berio's "Sequenza V" as "witty and technically brilliant."

Langlitz played Principal Trombone on Wagner Ring Cycle CD/DVD recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and on numerous Metropolitan Opera CD/DVD recordings from the 1980s to 2015. Some of these recordings include La Traviata; Rigoletto; Aida; Parsifal; Der Fliegende Holländer; Wagner Orchestra Highlights from the Ring; excerpts from Berg's Lulu, Wozzeck and the Three Orchestral Pieces; Schubert's Unfinished Symphony and Schoenberg's Erwartung. He has also recorded for Sony, Deutsche Grammophon, Columbia, Phillips, EMI and RCA Masterworks record labels.

Langlitz has taught at numerous educational institutions, including Juilliard (Pre-college Division), Manhattan School of Music, Yale University, New York University, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California and Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland.

Langlitz is also an award-winning writer/director whose films have screened at domestic and international film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, Paris Short Cuts, St. Petersburg Russia, Atlanta, Cleveland and the Houston International Film Festival. His short film, Angel Passing, premiered at Sundance and has been broadcast on American and French television, won numerous international awards and was accepted into the Sundance Archive at UCLA. He also directed the independent feature film Mentor starring Rutger Hauer. Langlitz studied directing in master class at NYU with Arthur Penn and editing with Spike Lee. He is CEO and Founder of Itineris Media.

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