David Savige, currently the second bassoonist of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. For two years he was the second bassoonist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., and performed with them on an Asian tour in 2009. He was the Assistant Principal/Second bassoonist of the Nashville Symphony in their 2001-2002 season. Before moving to the Tidewater area, he was the Principal bassoonist of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera and the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, and second bassoon with Atlanta Ballet and Macon Symphony orchestras. He has also performed many times and recorded with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, served as the second bassoonist with the Florida Orchestra, and has performed with the Alabama Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Savannah Symphony, and numerous chamber ensembles. He holds degrees in Performance from Temple University and the Eastman School of Music, where he also earned the Performer's Certificate. He is also on the music faculty of Old Dominion University.