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David Raphael Scott: Biography

David Raphael Scott
1962 -
Region: Prairie

David Raphael Scott

David Raphael Scott has showcased his work with many professional ensembles and soloists in Canada, the United States and Europe over the past 30 years. He has also worked directly with young people on collaborative creative music projects, given master classes and taught theory, history and composition at all levels—from grade school through graduate school. He worked for many years as a freelance producer for the CBC, taught at the Universities of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Canadian Mennonite, and Brandon, and spent 12 years in public arts funding at the Manitoba Arts Council, most recently as Associate Director of Granting Programs (2008-16). He lives and works in Winnipeg.

Selected commissions include: D'après les lignes de Guillevic (2011) for three cellos for the International Cello Festival, premiered by Thomas Wiebe, Denise Djokic, Brian Yoon; The Widening Gyre (2009) for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and soprano Luz Alvarez (Canada Council for the Arts); String Quartet #3 (2008) for the Penderecki String Quartet (Manitoba Arts Council); a Cello Concerto (2007) for Paul Marleyn and the Thunder Bay Symphony (Major Arts Grant, Manitoba Arts Council); and The Rising Curve of Day (2006) for mezzo-soprano Rosemarie van der Hooft and the Victoria Symphony (CBC Radio Commission). David has also worked with the orchestras of Hamilton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Toronto and the Koszalin State Philharmonic Orchestra; the Molinari, Cassatt, Agassiz, Alcan and St. Lawrence string quartets; Duo Concertante; Brandon Chamber Players; Arraymusic; Ensemble contemporain de Montréal; Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and the Hammerhead Consort.

David is a member of the Canadian League of Composers, an Associate of the Canadian Music Centre and was one of the Artistic Co-Director of GroundSwell from 2001-2008. He has degrees from the Universities of Manitoba and Alberta and received a Doctorate from the University of British Columbia in 2000.

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