meet the artist
Principal Clarinet of the New York Pops
David Sapadin is the principal clarinetist of the New York Pops and is a New York City based freelance musician known for his lyrical clarinet playing and engaging teaching style. He has played with the Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theater, The American Symphony Orchestra, The New York City Opera, The Knights, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Albany Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Stamford Symphony, and internationally with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Mr. Sapadin’s recording of the Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano is available on all streaming platforms.
David considers teaching central to his work as an artist. He is on the faculty at Montclair State University, The Mannes School of Music, and Kinhaven Music School. As a pedagogue, he has led masterclasses across the country and teaches clarinetists from 1st grade to graduate school.