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David Lively
°1953
United States of America
piano
Biography
David Lively won Fourth Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1972. On the advice of Jules Gentil, assistant to Alfred Cortot, he moved to Paris from the United States and became the favoured pupil of Claudio Arrau, going on to further studies with Nadia Boulanger, Wilhelm Kempf, and Erich Leinsdorf. He has had a strikingly distinctive career. He has been a bold advocate of rarely-heard repertoire and his virtuosity has enabled him to record the concertos of Joseph Marx, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Ferruccio Busoni, and Sergey Rachmaninov. He has a special affinity with Aaron Copland, Eliott Carter, Henri Dutilleux, Philippe Boesmans, and Benoît Mernier and is very interested in contemporary works. Indefatigably curious, David Lively is equally passionate about historic keyboard instruments and today’s synthesisers. A professor and director of examinations at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, he is also the artistic director of the Festival of Saint-Lizier in the Pyrenees. His recent recordings include the complete chamber works of César Franck and the complete solo works of Philippe Boesmans. A recording of William Blank’s piano concerto, which was written for him, will be released shortly and one of Benoît Mernier’s is planned.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final piano 2013Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 2013Member of the jury
First round piano 2013Member of the jury
PIANO 2013Member of the jury
DVD preselection piano 2013Member of the DVD preselection jury
Final piano 2010Member of the jury
Master classes 21/05/2010: David LivelyMember of the jury
Master classes 20/05/2010: David LivelyMember of the jury
Semi-final piano 2010Member of the jury
PIANO 2010Member of the jury
First round piano 2010Member of the jury
Final piano 2003Member of the jury
Master classes 26/05/2003: David LivelyMember of the jury
Semi-final piano 2003Member of the jury
First round piano 2003Member of the jury
PIANO 2003Member of the jury
Final piano 1999Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 1999Member of the jury
First round piano 1999Member of the jury
PIANO 1999Member of the jury
Gala concert violin 1985 - European year of MusicSoloist
Laureates' concert 1972 : David LivelySoloist
Final 1972: David LivelySoloist
PIANO 1972Fourth Prize
Audio
Final 1972: David Lively
Jacques Leduc : Concerto op. 31
Final 1972: David Lively
Henri Dutilleux : Choral et variations (Sonata)
Final 1972: David Lively
Mily Balakirev : Islamey
Final 1972: David Lively
Maurice Ravel : Concerto for the Left Hand in D major
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