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Dr. Salvage To Play For Spring Concert Season!

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM

We are honored to announce that Dr. R. David Salvage will be pianist for our upcoming presentations of Mozart's Requiem.  Dr. Salvage is a composer and pianist.  His music has been called "elegant [and] smartly realized" (Sequenza21) and "refreshingly eclectic" (American Record Guide).  His piano, chamber, vocal, and orchestral works have been performed by many of America's most gifted muscians, including the Arcturus Chamber Ensemble, the Rosetta String Trio, the Monticello String Quartet, the Cygnus Ensemble, Mary Ann Archer (flautist), Miranda Cuckson (violinist), Thomas Meglioranza (baritone), David Thomas (clarinetist), and the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra (OH).  He has been a featured performer on the Bologna Estate Festival, a resident artist with the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and he is an alumnus of the Conservatoire Americain in Fontainebleau, France.  He has taught at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and privately in Bologna, Italy.  He is also the creator of the music blog Albumleaves.com.  A selection of pieces from Albumleaves, performed by Salvage, appears on the album Lock and Key (Navona Records 5881).  In 2013, he completed the score for the independent film Thank you, Cabbage (directed by Mitch Magee).  His composition teachers have included Richard Danielpour, David Lewin, and Jeff Nichols, and he has studied piano with Peter Takács and Miyoko Lotto.

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