David F Glidden




About David

I was born into an artistic family in Manhattan, New York, in 1974. I began my musical training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and continued at Wilfrid Laurier University, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and the Royal Conservatory of Music, The Hague, Netherlands. Besides studying with Eugene Kash, David Stewart, Jerzy Kapłanek and Pavlo Beznosiuk, I also took part in master classes with Steven Staryk, Jaap Schroeder, Anner Bylsma, the Orford Quartet and George Crumb. I am a founding member of the ensembles Harmonie Universelle and Le Cercle de l’Harmonie and currently lead the viola section of Les Musiciens du Louvre.

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From time to time I flesh out ideas on music and other areas of interest here.

Ö1-Pasticcio-Prize, AustriaKultur-prize, Stadt Salzburg
Public Speaking
alter Oper Frankfurt, radio

For the month of April, I'll be in Perpignan, Sète, Blagnac, Salzburg, Kitsbühel, and Dresden.

This is a month of musical pleasure including music from the XVIIth to XIXth centuries.

First off, three performances of Purcell’s Dido and Æneas in Perpignan, Sète, and Blagnac. Dido is one of my favorite operas of all time: short, perfectly balanced in its emotional tenor, and very beautiful. Next up, Haydn’s Creation („Die Schöpfung”) in an arrangement for string quintet with two violas by Anton Wranitzky in Salzburg and Kitsbühel. Towards the end of the month, a last concert of Rameau’s « Symphonie Imaginaire » in Dresden. To cap off the month of April and prepare the month of May, rehearsals of Massenet's « Manon » begin at the Opéra Comique in Paris.

What I am reading at the moment?

J. R. R. Tolkien: The SilmarillionAlain Damasio: La Horde du ContreventCal Newport: Digital MinimalismMichel de Montaigne: « Essais »Le Monde Diplomatique, April 2019