David Mitchell is the Associate Principal Bassoon in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Before joining QSO in 2009, he was Section Principal Bassoon in the Hofer Symphoniker in Germany for five years. He performed with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenasy, Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach and Lothar Zagrosek. Additionally, David has played with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, Leipziger Kammerorchester, Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician, David has performed extensively with the Atrium Quintet in Germany, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and with Southern Cross Soloists. As a teacher, David is currently Lecturer in Bassoon at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and runs masterclasses and bassoon courses around Australia.