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David Herbert is currently principal timpani of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since July 2013 after being appointed by Music Director Riccardo Muti. Prior to joining the CSO, he served as principal timpanist of the San Francisco Symphony and the New World Symphony. He is widely considered a leader of contemporary solo timpani repertoire, accomplishing many commissions and world premiere performances every year. Herbert is a published author and teaches at DePaul University. He is an alumnus of the AMFS.

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