As winner of the ‘Young Musician of the Year’ at the 2008 French Music Awards, David Greilsammer recently performed live on TV to an audience of two million viewers. In 2006, Greilsammer’s debut recording of Mozart’s early piano concertos, played and conducted from the keyboard for Vanguard Classics, was awarded by the Daily Telegraph as one of the “Records of the Year” and described by Le Monde as “one of the greatest surprises of the Mozart year”. This success was immediately followed by an exclusive contract with Naïve Records and a newly released solo CD, “fantaisie_fantasme” which has been selected by The Sunday Times as one of the “2007 Records of the Year” in addition to being awarded the recording prizes of the magazines Le Monde de la Musique and Pianiste. Recent highlights include recitals in London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong-Kong, Madrid, Lisbon, Tel- Aviv, Yokohama, Saitama, Mexico-City, Paris, Toulouse, Montpellier, Venice, and Bologna. Other recent engagements include concerts at the Minatomirai Hall in Japan, Verdi Opera House in Trieste, Rouen Opera House, Julita Festival in Sweden, and concerts with the Orquestra Metropolitana in Portugal, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse in France, the Kanagawa Philharmonic in Japan as pianist and conductor, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony, The Princeton Symphony, the Minsk Symphony, the NWD Philharmonie, the Cuba National Symphony, and with the Taipei Philharmonic as pianist and conductor. During the 2008-2009 season, David Greilsammer performs a ground-breaking recital programme mixing John Cage’s Sonatas for the “prepared piano” with Scarlatti’s Sonatas for keyboard, and he also continues to tour with the program of his most recent recording in which he explores the idea of fantasy through the works of eight different composers. Other highlights will see him play and conduct at the 92nd Street Y in New York featuring the world premiere of Jonathan Keren’s Triple Concerto for piano, clarinet, and narrator, play and conduct a concert dedicated to Mozart’s early masterpieces at Victoria Hall in Geneva, and perform solo recitals at the Sage Gateshead in the UK, in Bergamo, Paris, Lyon, Lille, and New York. Born in Jerusalem in 1977, David Greilsammer started his piano studies at the Rubin Conservatory in his native city.
After studying in Florence and Paris, he came back to Israel to study with Yahli Wagman and Shoshana Cohen. After completing his military service in Israel, David Greilsammer entered The Juilliard School in New York as a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. Following studies in piano and conducting at Juilliard, he went on to work with Richard Goode. David Greilsammer is the recipient of the Tabor Foundation grant and the Sagem Foundation award. Read more on Last.fm.
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