David Shifrin (born January 2, 1950) is an American classical clarinetist.
He has performed clarinet concertos with many major orchestras around the world.
He commissioned and premiered a concerto by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Stephen Albert with the Philadelphia Orchestra during the 91-92 season.
He premiered Ezra Laderman's Clarinet Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony in 1995.
He helped popularize the use of a basset clarinet to enable the playing of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet in their original form.
Three of his recordings have been nominated for Grammy Awards:
His 1985 recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet, in which he performed on a custom-made basset clarinet, was named "Record of the Year" by Stereo Review Magazine.