David Riccobono was appointed as Assistant Principal Timpanist/Section Percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Gustavo Dudamel in July 2022. Prior to this, he was Principal Percussionist of the Long Beach Symphony and an avid freelancer in the Greater Los Angeles area. David had often performed as either Percussionist or Timpanist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony and Pasadena Symphony. His summer engagements include fellowships with the Round Top Festival Institute, Tanglewood Music Center, and Music Academy of the West, as well as performing with the Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra in San Diego.
A native of Huntington Beach, CA, David began playing percussion at the age of 8. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from UCLA, studying with both Raynor Carroll and Theresa Dimond. He then went on to pursue a Master of Music degree from USC, studying with James Babor, Joseph Pereira, Naoko Takada and Matthew Howard. David has also competed in the Modern Snare Drum Competition in Cleveland, OH and was runner up in both 2019 and 2021