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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 at A=440. 
He also serves as an advisor to composers, orchestrators, and fellow musicians on historical and ethnomusicological matters. 


Dave graduated from Manhattan School of Music (1992) with a Bachelors degree in classical flute performance.

 
Selected credits include:
 
 

BROADWAY THEATER

The Lion King - original Broadway production - 1997
(Panpipes, Bass Panpipes, Multiple Wood Flutes, Flute, Piccolo. 
Co-orchestrator of woodwind parts)
 
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
(Flute, Picc)
 
in addition to over 40 other Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.


RECORDING FOR FILM & TV
 
Zoolander 2
Marco Polo (Netflix)
The Hundred - Foot Journey
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Where The Wild Things Are
The Dilemma
Brooklyn 99
Life On Mars
Doubt
The Gangs of New York
The Alamo
The Rookie
The Truth About Charlie
Felicity: An American Girl
The 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).  
 
Dave has performed with a very eclectic list of ensembles and artists.
Selected credits:
The Philip Glass Ensemble (Flute, Piccolo, Bass Clarinet);
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (Saxophone);
New Jersey Symphony (Flute, Bass Flute, piccolo);
American Symphony (Flute Sax and Clarinet)
Aretha Franklin (Sax)

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