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David Bragunier, tuba, graduated
from Peabody Conservatory in 1961 with highest honors. At Peabody, he
was a student of Armand Sarro, with additional studies with Joseph Eger
and William Bell. In September of 1961 he accepted the position of principal
tubist with the National Symphony Orchestra. He has served on the applied
music faculties of the University of Maryland, Catholic University, and
at the Peabody Conservatory. At the beginning of the 1976-1977 season,
he added to his musical duties the administrative position of personnel
manager. He has frequently performed with chamber ensembles in the Washington
area, most notably the National Symphony Brass Quintet. He was featured
with the National Symphony in February of 1987, performing the solo role
of Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto on the tuba. He is especially active
with the NSO Brass Principals Quintet, which performs in the Washington
area and on tour in concert and education programs.
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