David began playing the clarinet in Korea at age 8. At age 13 he moved to the United States and attended Idyllwild Arts where he studied with Yehuda Gilad. He then went to USC to study with Mitchell Lurie and attended the Curtis Institute of Music where he received his B.M. Later, he received his M.M. at Temple University. In addition to playing with Pacific Symphony since 2009, David has played with Pittsburgh Symphony, National Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra, with whom he had the opportunity to tour Asia and Europe. In 2012, David was invited by the Seoul Philharmonic to perform as a principal clarinet under Myung-Whun Chung. His summer residencies have included Vail Bravo Festival, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Edinburgh International Festival, Grafenegg Music Festival, and BBC Proms with the Philadelphia Orchestra. As a chamber musician he toured Japan with principals of Vienna Philharmonic. He also enjoys playing chamber music with his brother and friends.
Aside from playing professionally, David also enjoys teaching and currently gives private music lessons. His students have been accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, USC, and other prestigious music schools. One of his students won the Albert M. Greenfield competition and earned the honor of performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra.