Principal Trumpet – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

David Khafagi is an accomplished trumpet player who has performed with the Adelaide, Tasmanian, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, as well as having maintained an active freelance career and contributions to local community music organisations. 

He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium, with Honours from the Elder Conservatorium, and spent significant time studying privately with Yoram Levy (Principal Trumpet, TSO) and Professor Hannes Laeubin (Hockschule fur Musik und Theater, Munich). 

Growing up, David was heavily involved with the Queensland Youth Orchestra, and also participated in Australian Youth Orchestra and National Music Camp. David has had a long association with brass bands in Australia, and currently plays e-flat soprano cornet with the Kensington and Norwood Band in Adelaide. Before making the move to playing full-time, David enjoyed a career of twelve years in Orchestra Management at the ASO, where he was involved with both management and operational aspects of the organisation. He was the AYO National Music Camp Arts Management tutor in 2016 and 2017. 

David is now privileged to be Principal Trumpet of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, a position to which he was appointed in February 2022.

David plays:
– Bach Stradivarius 180S37 Bb Trumpet
–  Bach C180SL229W30 C Trumpet