David A. Wells is a bassoonist, teacher, and music scholar based in Northern California. He teaches primarily at California State University, Sacramento; plays with Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra, Townsend Opera, the Merced Symphony, and the swing quintet Hot Club Faux Gitane; and serves as Director of Operations for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium. For more, please see the Biography, Performances, and Journal pages.
- Spring Recitals - This spring, I’ve finally gotten my act together enough to give nearly back-to-back recitals at CSU Stanislaus and Sacramento State. The two programs are very similar, and feature French music from the 1930s and ‘40s. I’ll be playing two pieces for bassoon and piano, both concours pieces from the Paris Conservatoire: Gabriel Pierné’s Prélude de Concert sur un thème de Purcell, Op.53 and Henri Dutilleux’s Sarabande et Cortège. At CSU Stanislaus, these will be accompanied by Eugène Bozza’s Sonatine… (Read more) for flute and bassoon.
- Audio recordings of Georg Philipp Telemann's Fantasy No. 1 in C Major and Philippe Hersant's Hopi for bassoon alone, both from the 2012 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium.