David Glidden

David Glidden

Historic and Modern Violas

I. Avant-propos

Born into an American-Canadian artistic family in 1974, David Glidden began his musical training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He continued his studies at Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) with the Penderecki Quartet, and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, (Netherlands) with Pavlo Beznosiuk.

Since his arrival in France in 2003, he has been a founding member of the ensembles Harmonie Universelle (Germany) and Le Cercle de l’Harmonie (France). He has also performed as principal viola with ensembles such as Musica ad Rhenum (Jed Wentz), Capriccio Stravagante (Skip Sempé), Capella Augustina (Andreas Spering), Café Zimmermann (Pablo Valetti), Les Nouveaux Caractères (Sébastien d’Hérin), La Chambre Philharmonique (Emmanuel Krivine), and Opéra Fuoco (David Stern).

His chamber music partners have included The Penderecki String Quartet (Canada), the Quatuor Cambini-Paris (France), The Salzburger-Haydn Quintett (Austria), Xavi Puertas (Catalonia), Manfred Kraemer (Argentina), Mauro Lopes Ferreira (Italy), Balazs Máté (Hungary), Hiro Kurosaki (Austria), Florian Deuter (Germany), Francesco Corti (Italy), Dr. Herbert Lindsberger (Austria), Josetxu Obregón (Spain), and Jos van Immerseel (Belgium).

In 2016, he received two Austrian awards: the ORF Ö1-“Pasticcio-Preis” for his recording of the complete string quintets of Michael Haydn; and the Förderpreis für Kulture Stadt Salzburg for his contribution to the documentary on the life of Austrian composer and diplomat Sigismund Neukomm: Saudade - Rendezvous in Brazil

He is currently principal viola with Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski) and Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall).

II. Personal Information:
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
La Ritirata, Josetxu Obregón Viola 2016 → present
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, Spanish, and Catalan.

VI. Honours
  • ORF Ö1-“Pasticcio-Preis, Austria (2016)
  • Förderpreis für Kultur, Stadt Salzburg (2016)
VII. Notable Recordings
VIII. Documentaries, Talks
IX. References:

Available upon request

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