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Guest Musicians 2017

David Fray

piano

David Fray maintains an active career as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician worldwide. He has collaborated with leading orchestras and distinguished conductors such as Marin Alsop, Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph Eschenbach, Asher Fisch, Daniele Gatti, Paavo Järvi, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Jaap van Zweden. Orchestral highlights in Europe have included performances with the Royal Concertgebouw, Bayerische Rundfunk, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, London Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France and Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris.

David Fray made his US debut in 2009 with the Cleveland Orchestra which was followed by performances with the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Recital debuts followed in Carnegie Hall, at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York and the Chicago Symphony Hall.

Last season, Mr Fray returned to perform with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa- Pekka Salonen at the BBC Proms, gave Schubert recitals at the Park Avenue Armory in New York and appeared again with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Maestro van Zweden. Upcoming engagements include performances with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de France under Riccardo Muti, a tour of Europe with Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, a tour of China with the Dresden Philharmonic, performances with the Hong Kong and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, a return engagement with the Philharmonia Orchestra as well as recitals at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Luxembourg among others.

David Fray holds multiple awards including the prestigious German Echo Klassik Prize for Instrumentalist of the Year and the Young Talent Award from the Ruhr Piano Festival. In 2008 he was named Newcomer of the Year by the BBC Music Magazine. At the 2004 Montreal International Music Competition, he received both the Second Grand Prize and the Prize for the best interpretation of a Canadian work.

David Fray started taking piano lessons at the age of four. He furthered his studies with Jacques Rouvier, who is also featured on his latest Schubert album, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris.

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