David F Glidden


Violist

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

For the month of March, I'll be in Madrid, Massy, and Kharkiv.

The month starts off with one last concert in Madrid dedicated to the Symphonie Imaginaire, a pot-pourri of instrumental works from 14 of Rameau’s operas. This is followed by a return to opera with Christoph Willibald (Ritter von) Gluck’s Orphée at the Opéra de Massy. Ending this month’s concerts will be the Pièces de Concert by Rameau in an anonymous 18th century arrangement for string sextet, although an unusual one: three violins, one viola, and two cellos. This concert will take place in Kharkiv, Ukraine.


What I am reading at the moment?

Robert Greene: The Laws of Human NatureJ. R. R. Tolkien: The SilmarillionGérard Nerval: « Le Voyage en Orient »Michel de Montaigne: « Essais »Le Monde Diplomatique, March 2019