David Lovrien (b. 1963)
David has been a member of the saxophone section of the Dallas Winds since 1991, performing on 14 audiophile CD recordings and acting as the group’s staff arranger and webmaster. He is also a member of the Texas Saxophone Quartet, a chamber ensemble he co-founded in 1983 with Don Fabian. The TSQ was the first saxophone ensemble to win the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 1986 and still performs regularly. On the jazz side, David is a member of The Singapore Slingers, a retro-jazz band performing music of the 1920’s & 30’s. For over 20 years he has also played with local classic rock and soul band The Fins.
David has his first compositions published in 2000 and by 2007 he opened his own company, Lovebird Music, which publishes over 50 of his compositions and arrangements along with other emerging composers. His humorous 2007 holiday piece “Minor Alterations” has been wildly successful and is performed by bands and orchestras around the world each Christmas. He is a member of the Music Publishers Association, ASCAP, and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS).
David began playing Irish music since 2004 and performs at festivals, pubs and concerts with the band 5 Second Rule. He plays regularly with the Trinity Hall Session Players and has taught whistle classes at the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat and the North Texas Irish Festival.
David has been a software developer and project manager at Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting (originally CLR/Fast-Tax) since 1989. He has managed development for several GoSystem and ONESOURCE products and is currently product owner for development of the next generation of ONESOURCE Income Tax. David also designs websites in his copious spare time through Lovebird Design. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD).
David currently lives in Plano, Texas with his wife Grace. He enjoys Asian cooking, genealogy and time with their four children and two grandchildren.