A native of Los Angeles, DAVID JOLLEY grew up around the sounds of Hollywood horn playing, and in high school he began taking lessons with the founder of the LA Horn Club, Wendell Hoss. From there, Jolley continued his studies at the Juilliard School under James Chambers and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. Not long after, Jolley received a Concert Artist Guild Award and was a prizewinner at the Heldenleben International Horn Competition.
Premiering solo works by such significant composers as Bruce Adolphe, John Harbison, George Perle, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Daniel Schnyder, Jolley has performed around the world as a soloist, chamber musician and founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
The New York Times has described him as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician of "remarkable virtuosity," and according to Gramophone Magazine, he is "a soloist second to none." As a recording artist, Jolley has 6 solo albums and countless chamber recordings to his name.
Jolley has performed and taught at top summer festivals including Dartington Hall in England, Kuhmo and Mustasaari in Finland, Madeira Bach in Portugal, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, Marlboro, Bravo!, Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen, Music Academy of the West and the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg. He has been on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, Colburn Academy, Mannes College, Queens College, and UNC School of the Arts.
Currently Jolley maintains a busy schedule of teaching and performing both as a soloist and member of the wind quintet, Windscape, brass trio, Areopagitica and the Fleisher-Jolley-Tree-O.