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David Keringer is a versatile clarinet, saxophone, and recorder player, currently a member of TŌN – The Orchestra Now at Bard College, and a Fulbright Alumnus.

As a soloist, he has played in Hungary, Austria, Italy, Japan, the United States, and on the Hungarian National TV Show “Virtuosos”. He was accompanied by the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Operetta, Webern Chamber Orchestra, and the Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.
He was the winner of the Danubia Talents 2020 Competition in the Winds category, First Prize Winner of the National Saxophone Competition in 2014, and First Prize Winner of the National Clarinet Competition in 2013.

He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. During that time he was awarded an Erasmus Scholarship for two semesters at the University of Music Graz, Austria. After he graduated from the University of Music Vienna, he won a Fulbright Scholarship for the Advanced Performance Studies Program at Bard College Conservatory of Music.
He is one of the recipients of the “Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship” in 2023.

As an orchestra musician he has played with the Hungarian National Philharmonics, the Webern Chamber Orchestra Vienna, and the Grafenegg Academy Orchestra, he has been on stages of Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The MET Museum, the Wiener Musikverein, the Osaka Symphony Hall, the Palace of Arts Budapest, and many more.

He is an avid collaborator in theatrical, and musical productions, and an enthusiastic woodwind doubler. He was in the pit orchestra of Mörbisch Festival Austria playing West Side Story, Budapest Operetta playing Hunchback of Notre Dame, Singin’ in the Rain, and Comedy Theatre Budapest playing Cabaret. He had a full-length and choreographed on-stage saxophonist role in Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Hungarian National Theatre Budapest at the age of 19.

Besides being an active performing artist, he is keen to organize this diverse musical background and translate it into a fun and accommodating teaching-learning experience. He recently held a masterclass for high school students at Bard College, and he has had private students from his early university years onwards. He is passionate about bringing tools and innovations of the 21st century into the classroom, utilizing music software, electronic accompaniment, and other digital learning resources.