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David Bruce

        

Born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1970, composer David Bruce grew up in England and now enjoys a growing reputation on both sides of the Atlantic. In the 2013/14 season David is Associate Composer of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, for whom he will write three pieces, including a new work for the orchestra’s Carnegie Hall debut in October 2013; and a violin concerto for Gil Shaham for 2014. His fourth Carnegie Hall commission ‘That Time with You’ (2013) for mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor follows Steampunk (2011), Gumboots (2008) and Piosenki (2006), which have all gone on to be widely performed by leading ensembles around the world. In the UK, David is 2012-13 Composer-in-Residence with the Royal Opera House, London. Together with The Opera Group, ROH co-comissioned the chamber opera The Firework Maker’s Daughter (after the Philip Pullman story) which tours the UK and New York in 2013. In 2012 David’s Fire was one of 20 ’20×12′ commissions celebrating the Cultural Olympiad.

Gumboots for Clarinet and String Quartet

Ensemble ACJW perform Gumboots, for Clarinet Quintet at Skidmore College’s Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, on February 5, 2010.

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The Eye of Night – 1st movement

The Myriad Trio performs David Bruce’s The Eye of Night at the Conrad Prebys Center at UCSD. The group features Julie Ann Smith on the Harp, Demarre McGill on the Flute, and Che-Yen

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Groanbox Mvt 4

Performance of David Bruce’s GROANBOX, performed on January 28, 2009 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Featuring Michael Ward-Bergeman on accordion, The Groanbox Boys, and the Metropolis Ensemble led by conductor Andrew Cyr. Video by Gareth Paul Cox and Kyrié Cox; sound by Ryan Streber

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