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

For the month of January, I'll be in Paris and Salzburg.

2019 starts a bit slower than previous years, but that is a welcome change. In the second week of the month, I'll be in Salzburg finishing a recording of the complete Violin Concertos of Mozart with Christoph Koncz as the soloist playing on Mozart’s own violin made by Sebastian Klotz, and the Musiciens du Louvre. We are recording in the Mozarteum’s Grosse Saal. I have an ambitious reading list for 2019, and need to set a good daily rhythm. Then, on January 19th I play Bach’s „h-moll Messe” with Opéra Fuoco at the Philharmonie de Paris.

What I am reading at the moment?

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