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 February, I'll be in Poissy, Bilbao, Stuttgart, Genova, Perugia, Roma and Udine.

Things are moving this month with three different projects taking place in seven different cities. I will be playing and/or recording works by Porpora, Händel, Hasse, Vivaldi, Garajek, Rameau, and Gluck. The works by Hasse, Vivaldi, and Garajek will be recorded for an audioguide for the forthcoming Tiepolo exhibition in Stuttgart (commemorating the 250th anniversary of the great Venetian painter's death), which will take place from the 11th of October 2019 until the 2nd of February 2020.


What I am reading at the moment?

Robert Greene: The Laws of Human NatureJ. R. R. Tolkien: The SilmarillionGérard Nerval: « Le Voyage en Orient »Stefan Zweig: MontaigneLe Monde Diplomatique, February 2019