Born in Valais, Switzerland, David Rey obtained a Master’s degree with distinctions and an orchestra musician diploma under the guidance of Andrea Bandini at the Geneva Conservatory of Music. He was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra from 2002 to 2008, concurrently holding the position of solo trombonist at the Durban Philharmonic Orchestra and lecturing at Natal University in South Africa from 2003 to 2005. From 2008 to 2023, he occupied the solo trombone chair at the Brussels Philharmonic in Belgium. As an orchestra musician, David has played with various orchestras both in Switzerland and internationally, including Lausanne, Berlin, Seoul, and more.
David has garnered recognition in numerous competitions and continues to perform regularly abroad, either as a soloist or with the “Geneva Brass,” a group he co-founded in 2001. In the academic year 2012/13, David stepped in to replace Michel Becquet at Lausanne’s Conservatory, and since 2018, he has been teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in Belgium.
Since his twenties, David has collaborated with René Hagmann and his team at “Servette music” in Geneva to develop specific trombone components, the latest being double valves for the tenor trombone.
In addition to contributing to numerous orchestra recordings, David has recorded several CDs both as a soloist and with his quintet.
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