David Winkler has received a Martha Argerich Project/Lugano Festival Commission, a Leonard Bernstein Composer Fellowship, a Fromm Foundation at Tanglewood Commission, commissions from the Korean Broadcasting System, the National Symphony Orchestral/Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Kurpfalziches Kammerorchester of Mannheim, I Musici di Parma, the Dubai Concert Committee, a special ASCAP award, the BMI Young Composer Award, etc. He has been composer in residence with the Aspen Music Festival, the Banff Centre, Opera/Omaha , the Chautauqua Opera and the Lincoln Center Institute. He has also received a fellowship grant by the New York Foundation for the Arts (2001)to support the creation of a variety of new symphonic works; and a commission grant by the New York State Council on the Arts to create new choral works.
His works have been recorded on Naxos International including the “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” and “Elements Concerti” and on Crystal Records, “Warhol Appassionata”. His operatic works include the recent one-act opera, “Pullman Car Hiawatha” based on the play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Thornton Wilder.
David Winkler has served as the Executive and Artistic Director of Chamber Players International since 1999 and currently serves as composer-in-residence for the Paris Festival Orchestra. IMDb film score for the dramatic short, “The Waltz”, directed by Trevor Zhou.