David Shostac, well-known for his performances throughout North America, is also principal flutist and a frequent soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has collaborated as a featured artist with conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Gerard Schwarz, Claudio Scimone, Karl Richter, Helmut Rilling, Jorge Mester, Henryk Szeryng, Jeffery Kahane, and many others. Solo appearances have included the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, the Casals Festival of Puerto Rico, the Aspen Music Festival, Ojai Festival, Stratford (Ontario) Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, and four National Flute Conventions.
Shostac studied on scholarship with Julius Baker at Juilliard, from which he holds a Masters Degree, and also graduated "cum laude" from Occidental College. As a student at Tanglewood he was awarded the Henry B. Cabot Prize as the outstanding orchestral player, and the William Schwann award as well. Recipient of two Rockefeller performance grants, he was also a prizewinner in the national Young Musicians Foundation solo competition and a first prize winner in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, judged by Heifetz and Piatigorsky. He was also a touring artist for many years with the California Arts Council.
Formerly a professor at the University of Southern California and a member of the faculties of UCLA, UC Irvine, the Aspen Music School and California Institute of the Arts, he is currently on the faculties of California State University at Northridge and the Henry Mancini Institute. His book, Super Warmups for the Flute (1992) is popular with students, teachers, and professionals.