A native of Québec, David Lemelin is currently 2nd/Eb clarinet of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He received his Master of Music from DePaul University in Chicago and his Bachelor of Music from McGill University in Montreal, both in Clarinet Performance. His main teachers include Larry Combs, Robert Crowley, and Nathalie DeGrâce.
Before joining the Vancouver Symphony, David served a 4-year fellowship with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach where he had the opportunity to work with a wide array of renowned musicians and conductors. In November 2011, David was a winner of the New World Symphony Concerto Competition and had the opportunity to perform a concerto with the orchestra. In addition to performing with the New World Symphony, he has played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke. David also participated in summer music festivals in Canada and the United States such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Castleton Music Festival and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.