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David Ritt
Seattle Symphony

"I find your Concert Hall mouthpieces to be particularly expressive, with a clear, ringing tone quality."
David Ritt

David plays modified Patented Marcinkiewicz™ Concert Hall mouthpieces.
Specs below are for stock mouthpieces. More information to come.

Model No.

Outside
Cup dia.

Inside
Cup dia.

Cup
Depth

Drill
Venturi

Length

Comparison

C.H. 3

1.540 in.
39.12 mm

1.096 in.
27.84 mm

1.153 in.
29.29 mm

0.281 in.
7.14 mm

3.170 in.
80.52 mm

Bach 2

C.H. 9B

1.545 in.
39.24 mm

1.026 in.
26.06 mm

1.091 in.
27.71 mm

0.250 in.
6.35 mm

3.170 in.
80.52 mm

Bach 5

History

David originally chose the trombone in the 4th grade because it resembled his slide whistle. This began his passion for the trombone that took him to the Eastman School from 1975-78. David later studied with Frank Crisafulli of the Chicago Symphony from 1980-81. David's impressive resume started with his stint in the Singapore Symphony from 1979-80. This led to other professional jobs with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and eventually finding his current position with the Seattle Symphony. David preformed as Principal Trombone with the Symphony until 2004 when he moved to 2nd by choice. David also performs on Bass Trumpet for various shows such as the Pacific Northwest Wagner Festival.

Testimony

"For the record, I find your Concert Hall mouthpieces to be particularly expressive, with a clear, ringing tone quality that is very complementary to my playing style. The response is consistent and even through all registers, and they are very comfortable and free blowing.
I also find the design aesthetically pleasing. Incidentally, your responsiveness to customers' needs is also greatly appreciated and a welcome change."

Review excerpts -- John Cerminaro & David Ritt with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Everyone played well, but principal French horn John Cerminaro’s solos throughout the work were glorious. His associates in the section did their work admirably. It was a night for the horns, but also all the brass. Those low timpani rolls by Michael Crusoe were magnificent in their subtlety and perfect placement within the ensemble. (http://www.gatheringnote.org/?p=6322)

Speaking of horn calls, no performance of the Fourth can go far without a first horn of the highest caliber: the part is of central importance, and John Cerminaro brought unfailing purity and poetry of tone and phrasing to it. As in the fluent and cogent Mozart performance that opened the evening, the Bruckner found the orchestra responding to Masur's batonless leadership with high artistry and obvious enthusiasm. (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2010742795_symphony09.html)

 

Visit the Seattle Symphony's site for a schedule of when you can see David perform.

 

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