Dave Weiss, a New York City based musician, specializes in performing on flutes
and woodwinds from many different cultures, including American and Celtic flutes & whistles, panpipes, recorders, Asian
and Middle Eastern woodwinds, unusual woodwinds (bass flute, duduk, great bass recorder, ocarina), as well as western flutes
in a variety of styles (rock, jazz, classical).
Dave performs with Disney's "The Lion King", the
original Broadway production, for which he is a featured orchestral soloist, performing on thirteen different woodwinds.
He co-orchestrated much of the flute music for that production, which has received numerous awards, including a 1999 Grammy
for Best Broadway Show Cast Album.
Dave is also active in the recording industry, having performed on several hundred television commercials and programs,
films, video games, documentaries, and CDs.
He has re-tuned many of his instruments to be compatible with western tuning
He also serves as an advisor to composers, orchestrators, and fellow musicians on historical and ethnomusicological
Dave graduated from Manhattan School
of Music (1992) with a Bachelors degree in classical flute performance.
Selected credits include:
The Lion King - original Broadway production
(Panpipes, Bass Panpipes, Multiple Wood
Flutes, Flute, Piccolo.
Co-orchestrator of woodwind
Riverdance On Broadway - 2000-2001
(Irish Flute, Wood Flute)
Miss Saigon - original Broadway
production - 1991
(Asian flutes, flute & picc)
Into the Woods - original Broadway production - 1989
in addition to over 40 other Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
RECORDING FOR FILM & TV
Marco Polo (Netflix)
The Hundred - Foot Journey
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Where The Wild Things Are
Life On Mars
The Gangs of New York
The Truth About Charlie
Felicity: An American GirlThe Hunchback of Notre Dame
Dave has performed as soloist on several
hundred television commercials including Super Bowl commercials for Snickers (2015); Coke
(2009 & 2010) Pepsi (2012); and The Ladders (2009).
performed with a very eclectic list of ensembles and artists.
Glass Ensemble (Flute, Piccolo, Bass Clarinet);
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (Saxophone);
New Jersey Symphony (Flute, Bass Flute, piccolo);
American Symphony (Flute Sax
Aretha Franklin (Sax)