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Oboe to the power of 10

Wigmore Hall commission piece for 10 oboes
New Video of Undula

My 2017 piece for piano solo, recorded by Sequoia
New Commission for 2018 BBC Proms

Sidechaining was premiered at the Proms on July 15th.
A Premiere at the Elbphilharmonie

David has written a new piece for plucked instruments commissioned by NDR
New piece for San Diego Symphony

David was asked to write a fanfare for departing Maestro, Jahja Ling
Cymbeline / Avi Avital & Dovers

Concert performance of Cymbeline by Avi Avital & Dover Quartet, from the Vancouver leg of their recent North American tour.
Nothing - Danish Premiere

Danish National Opera gives the Danish premiere of Nothing this February, as the opera receives numerous 'Best of Year' reviews from the critics
The Consolation of Rain

Another fantastic performance and video from Camerata Pacifica, here's the world premiere of the work they commissioned The Consolation of Rain
Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road US Tour

The ensemble, who commissioned Cut the Rug perform the piece at a string of high-profile festivals across the US this summer.
Steampunk / Camerata Pacifica

Check out the costumes and stunning musicianship on display in this performance of Steampunk filmed earlier in the year in Santa Barbara.
Jennifer Koh @ NYPhil Biennial

Jennifer will premiere David's new solo violin piece 'Marzipan'.
Julian Bliss/Carducci Quartet Gumboots CD released
Five-star reviews for Nothing
'Nothing' premiered at Glyndebourne in February to huge critical acclaim.
Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Film Trailer
The Music of Strangers, a new film about Yo-Yo Ma's unique ensemble features Bruce's specially composed work 'Cut the Rug'
Philip's approval
Philip Pullman tweeted that 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' was "one of the best treatments a story of mine has ever received. Loved it!"
Violin Concerto Premiere with Gil Shaham
'Frafile Light', a new violin concerto was premiered by Gil Shaham and the San Diego Symphony

David's Youtube Channel

John Adams - Modes Jazz Chords & Slonimsky
Why Copyright Law STEALS From Us All

The Rhythms of Tigran Hamasyan
How Beethoven Writes for Orchestra

Bach Funked Up

100 year old Polyrhythms Vs. New Polyrhythms
The Music that isn't Itself

How CORY HENRY Crafts a SOLO (Snarky Puppy LINGUS)
Why your MUSIC sounds 12 Shades of Grey

Forthcoming Events

Aug 9 2019
Macquarie Conservatorium, Dubbo NSW
Chrysalis Trio
Aug 14 2019
Bunjil Place, Narre Warren VIC, Australia
Chrysalis Trio
Aug 18 2019
Wesley of Warragul, Warragul VIC
Chrysalis Trio

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