Festivals, — October 21, 2009 9:03 — 0 Comments

David Quigley: pianist

Award-winning Newry pianist David Quigley leapt to international attention in 2002 by representing the UK in the prestigious ECHO Rising Stars series.

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Since then he has enjoyed a growing reputation as a leading pianist of the younger generation and is now firmly established on the international circuit.


He has performed as soloist in many of the world’s greatest concert halls including recitals at the Philharmonie Koin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Musikverein Vienna, Mozarteum Salzburg, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, National Concert Hall Athens, Wigmore Hall London, Konserthaus Stockholm and Carnegie Hall New York.


As a concerto soloist he has appeared with many leading Orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Ireland and Cairo Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with many distinguished conductors such as Barry Wordsworth, Barry Douglas, Takuo Yuasa, Sachio Fujioka and David Porcelijn.


David has been successful in many national and international competitions including winner of the inaugural Clandeboye Young Musician of the Year, the Royal Overseas League Piano Competition, the Ulster Bank Music Foundation Award, the Carnwath Scholarship and silver medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians London. 


He is also a former finalist of the RTE Young Musician of the Future Competition and the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. He has been awarded major scholarships from the Martin Musical Trust, Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Myra Hess Trust, Northern Ireland Arts Council and the Wingate Foundation. Davis is also a former winner of the Making Music Young Artist Award.


Recent performances have included his Washington DC debut, recitals at the Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Symphony Hall Birmingham and the Wigmore Hall, London.


David is a recording artist with the Lorelt label and his latest solo recording was released in March 2006, featuring music by Northern Irish composers. He has recently recorded Saint-Saens ‘Carnival of the Animals’ with his duo partner Jeremy Young and the Lancashire Sinfonietta, released early last year.


David is a member of the piano faculty at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the University of Birmingham. He is also founder and artistic director of the Birmingham International Piano Academy, a summer school for talented pianists hosted by Birmingham Conservatoire.


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