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Award winning Irish pianist David Quigley leapt to international attention in 2002 by representing the UK in the prestigious ECHO Rising Stars series. Since then he has enjoyed a growing reputation as a leading pianist of the younger generation and is now firmly established on the international circuit. He has performed as soloist in many of the world's greatest concert halls including recitals at the Philharmonie Köln, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Musikverein Vienna, Mozarteum Salzburg, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, National Concert Hall Athens, Wigmore Hall London, Konserthaus Stockholm and Carnegie Hall New York.
As a concerto soloist he has appeared with many leading orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Ulster Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, RTE Concert Orchestra, Camerata Ireland and Cairo Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Barry Wordsworth, Barry Douglas, Takuo Yuasa, Sachio Fujioka and David Porcelijn.
Born in Ireland in 1977, David began his musical studies at the age of four. He attended the Leinster School of Music, Dublin, studying with the renowned Irish teacher Mabel Swainson. In 1996 he entered Birmingham Conservatoire where he worked with the pianist/composer Philip Martin, graduating in July 2000 with a first class honours degree and the Principal’s Prize. As a result of winning the Joseph Weingarten Scholarship, David continued his studies at the Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, with Balázs Szokolay and with Brigette Engerer at the Paris Conservatoire.
David has been successful in many national and international competitions including winner of the inaugural Clandeboye Young Musician of the Year Competiton, the Royal Over-Seas League Piano Competition, the Ulster Bank Music Foundation Award (piano section), the Carnwath Scholarship and silver medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians London. He is also a former finalist of the R.T.E. Young Musician of the Future Competition and the B.B.C. Young Musician of the Year Competition. He has been awarded major scholarships from the Martin Musical Trust, Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Myra Hess Trust, Northern Ireland Arts Council and the Wingate Foundation. David is also a former winner of the Making Music Young Artist Award.
Recent performances have included his Washington D.C. debut, recitals in Australia, Japan and Spain and at the Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Symphony Hall Birmingham and Wigmore Hall London.David's discography includes Piano Music From Northern Ireland (Lontano records), Saint- Saens ‘Carnival Of The Animals’ with Jeremy Young and the Lancashire Sinfonietta, a CD of Irish music for piano and violin entitled Rediscoveries with his sister Joanne Quigley (Ischia Records) and a recording of piano music by Belfast composer Philip Hammond (Lontano records). He has broadcast extensively on both radio and television for the BBC, RTE, Classic FM, Lyric FM and Dutch Radio 4.
David is a member of the piano faculty at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He is also founder and artistic director of the Birmingham International Piano Academy, a summer school for talented pianists hosted by Birmingham Conservatoire
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