David Glidden

David Glidden

Historic and Modern Violas


I. Avant-propos

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, Martin Beaver, 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 was 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 and Le Concert des Nations for their seminal project, ACADÈMIA BEETHOVEN 250.


II. Personal Information:
Address 5 passage MONTGALLET, 75012, Paris FRANCE
Mobile telephone +33 6 30 50 16 09
Email d@davidglidden.eu
Web davidglidden.eu
Nationalities Canadian, French, American
Birthdate/Place 1974.10.04, Manhattan, New York City, USA

III. Experience
Ensemble Position Dates
Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall Viola-solo 2019 → present
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski Viola-solo 2011 → present
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski Violin and Viola 2001 → 2005
Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Jérémie Rohrer Founding member: Viola-solo 2005 → 2014
L’Harmonie Universelle, Florian Deuter Founding member: Viola-solo 2003 → 2014
Capriccio Stravagante, Les 24 Violons, Skip Sempé Viola, Tenore 2002 → present

IV. Education
Institution Discipline studied Teacher Years
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CANADA Violin, Viola, Chamber Music David Stewart 1993 → 1995
Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, CANADA Violin, Viola, Chamber Music The Penderecki String Quartet 1995 → 1999
The Royal Conservatory of Music, Den Haag, NETHERLANDS Violin, Viola, Historical Performance Practices Pavlo Beznosiuk 1999 → 2003

V. Skills
- Languages spoken:

English (mother tongue), French (CEFRL level: C2).

- Languages under study:

Basic competence in German, Italian and Spanish.


VI. Additional competences
  • Co-founded the design studio project_1 in 2015. It specialises in the development of fast, secure, and responsive websites using the Wordpress, & Hugo engines and powered by sophisticated backend frameworks such as the Roots stack (Sage, Trellis & Bedrock). I am very experienced with HTML 5, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, Node, Git, Unix, OS X, and iOS. ***
VII. References:

Available upon request


You can download my CV here in PDF format. This page last edited on 2020.05.21