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David Syme, piano - Guest Artist Recital

David Syme, piano - Guest Artist RecitalGuest Artist Recital

David Syme, American piano virtuoso living in Ireland, has had a long and colorful career. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, and in major venues in 17 European countries, Canada and Mexico.

An alumnus of Juilliard and Indiana University, he was a protégé of the legendary Jorge Bolet. He was schooled in the grand tradition of the great masters, and also studied with Ozan Marsh, Sascha Gorodnitzki, Ania Dorfmann, Louis Kentner and Constance Keene. He has recorded two dozen CD’s with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the Czech National Symphony, Concerto engagements in the past several seasons have featured the Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Schumann, Liszt E-Flat, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff 2nd and 3rd with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe.

Since arriving in Ireland in 2005, he has been steadily forging a reputation as one of the finest pianists ever to grace its shores. He is best known there for his “Living-Room Concerts”,  held about 25 times a year in his West Cork home on the Beara Peninsula. This series was profiled by Mary Kennedy on RTE Television’s “Nationwide” in 2011. .These concerts are social and musical events, with people driving from all corners of the country to attend. One of David’s biggest fans was the late legendary actress Maureen O’Hara, who annually celebrated her birthday by hearing him play. Christy Moore, Ireland’s most-loved musician, has been a loyal supporter as well.

In 2013, he made his Dublin debut at the National Concert Hall, John Field Room, to an oversold house, with people turned away due to fire regulations. David has since played 3 performances at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

A recent triumph was in April 2015, performing with the City Of Cork Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Keith Pascoe. David achieved the monumental feat of playing both the Rachmaninoff 2nd and Tchaikovsky 1st concertos in one program. They teamed up again that year at Cork City Hall for two performances of Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue. He continues to appear throughout the U.S. and Central Europe.

David Syme performs regularly throughout Ireland and the European mainland as well as in the U.S.

Presenter / Producer: Cal State University Fullerton

Listed Categories
Music > Classical
Music > Recitals - Instrumental

Event Phone: 657-278-3371

Cal State Fullerton
Clayes Performing Arts Center, Meng Concert Hall
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton CA 92831

Orange County

Performance Dates: 11/8/2018
Thursday, 11/08/2018

Performance Times
8 pm

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