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"I have always been interested in connecting disparate worlds...Nothing is more moving and meaningful to me than allowing the encounter of two worlds that have never met."
David Greilsammer, Gramophone
Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the first album in an exclusive long term contract with the visionary and internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor David Greilsammer. Titled 'Baroque Conversations' the CD is a program of Baroque masterpieces and four contemporary works exploring the artist's passion for contrasting musical worlds. Full of unexpected transitions and illuminating juxtapositions, his journey through eras, styles and idioms tracks the hidden connections between pianistic forms from the 16th century to the present day.
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David Geilsammer creates musical labyrinth, a study in opposites / The Jerusalem Post
A labyrinth is more than a puzzle. For Israeli pianist/conductor David Greilsammer, it is the name of a new solo piano album he's released worldwide on the French Naïve label. "It is miraculous," says Greilsammer from his home in Geneva, Switzerland, where he is music director of the Geneva Camerata Orchestra, "that I recorded it in January 2020, edited it during the first difficult days of coro...
David Greilsammer's new recording charts a fantastical and disorienting adventure through works spanning centuries / The New York Times
Three years ago, in the underground crypt of a church in Harlem, I watched the pianist David Greilsammer perform "Labyrinth," a program that daringly juxtaposed pieces from across centuries. As a young man, Mr. Greilsammer had a dream that strange, alluring sounds were guiding him through a labyrinth. This recital was his attempt to share that sensation. Playing without pause, Mr. Greilsammer audacio...
David Greilsammer assembles similarly strange bedfellows for NPR: Tiny Desk
Like a good mixtape from a friend, performances by David Greilsammer tend to range widely in repertoire and surprise with cunning juxtapositions. On a recent album for example, the Israeli pianist alternated sonatas by avant-garde pioneer John Cage and baroque master Domenico Scarlatti. For this Tiny Desk appearance, Greilsammer assembles similarly strange bedfellows. He begins with his muse Scarlatt...
EIBF review of Scarlatti and Cage with David Greilsammer and David Mitchell / Edinburgh Reporter
David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas muses on the nature of boundaries – namely, the boundaries between noise and sound. The novel suggests that all boundaries are conventions, that one may cross "if only one can first conceive of doing so". It doesn't seem beyond the realm of possibility that Mitchell had this thought in mind when he and the acclaimed conductor and pianist David Greilsammer collaborated f...
David Greilsammer - Baroque Conversations on WFMT: Critical Thinking
WFMT: Chicago - Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner presents an hour-long weekly program of conversation about the arts each Monday night at 10:00 pm. Known for his eclectic and fascinating programs, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognised as one of today's most audacious classical artists. The New York Times recently selected his recital Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas as one of the ten most important mu...
David Greilsammer. Crypt Keeper in Washington Heights / The New York Times
A searching artist who likes to play old and new music against (or, more accurately, for) each other, the pianist David Greilsammer arrives in New York on Wednesday, April 5, for the latest installment in the Crypt Sessions, a way-downstairs, intimate series at the Church of the Intercession in Washington Heights. The program, "Labyrinth," is organized around "On an Overgrown Path," Janacek's moody ...
David Greilsammer finds an undeniable link between Scarlatti and John Cage / The Jerusalem Post
Israeli-born pianist and conductor David Greilsammer blends the works of Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage, written some 200 years apart. Aside from both being composers, there appears to be no connection between Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage. One was born in Spain in the Baroque era while the other came of age in the modern milieu of American classical music. Yet David Greilsammer finds an undeniable ...
David Greilsammer set to play Hong Kong's City Hall / Time Out Hong Kong
Take every preconceived notion you may have about classical musicians and conductors, and turn them on their heads. Now you're left with an image of David Greilsammer, the conductor and performer who brings his unique fusion of contemporary and classical music to City Hall on May 4. Though he was classically trained in his formative years, it was the prohibition of music during his time in the mi...
David Greilsammer brings daring musical adventure to Israel's 'Eilat Chamber Music Festival'
If anyone had told pianist and conductor David Greilsammer three years ago that one day there would be a classical chamber orchestra in which one member could suddenly pick up and start playing a Baroque instrument, a double bassist from the jazz world would start improvising with him and finally the entire ensemble would be jamming to the applause of a sold-out audience of conservative concertgoers, he ...
David Greilsammer and the Bournemouth Orchestra
David Greilsammer stepped in last minute with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a performance praised by the public and the press.
David Greilsammer to play with Geneva Orchestra
David Greilsammer will play and conduct the complete 27 Mozart Piano Concertos this coming season with Geneva Chamber Orchestra.
David Greilsammer signed exclusive contract
Sony Classical locked in David Greilsammer into an exclusive long-term recording agreement with Sony Classical. He first debuted at Lincoln Ceneter in 2004, with this compositions that transcend classical barriers. He often combines Renaissance and early Baroque works with contemporary ones. He is also the artistic director of the Suedama Ensemble in New York. He states that '...
David Greilsammer takes baroque to extremes
David Greilsammer's 'Baroque Conversations' is described as not a baroque album. The Israeli-born pianist takes the listener on a ride that pairs baroque music with modern 20th and 21st century work. He does this with such excellence, that these tracks still do not take away from the traditional baroque styles. He goes through an entire Handel suite, incorporates ...
David Greilsammer creates a fantasy
David Greilsammer's album Fantasie Fantasme, brilliantly brings together pieces from Bach, Cage, Ligeti and many more. The Jerusalem native begins his fantasy with Bach's 'Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue' then goes directly into 'Fantastrophes' by Jonathan Keren. Afterwards, there are bits from Brahms's Intermezzo in A minot, Schoennberg's Six little Piano Pie...
David Greilsammer plays mostly Mozart festival
Described as imaginative and elegant, David Greilsammer is set to perform in the 2012, Mostly Mozart music festival, Night Music. He has won acclaim for his performances, especially for Mozart. He makes bold leaps from one piece to the next usually without interruption. His 2008 recording called "fantaisie fantasme" brings together Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Janacek, Schoenberg, Cage, ...
David Greilsammer: Connecting Disparate Worlds
Internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor David Greilsammer's Baroque Conversations is the artist's first release of an exclusive long-term contract with Sony Classical. The program of Baroque masterpieces and four contemporary works explores the artist's passion for contrasting musical worlds. Full of unexpected transitions, his journey through eras, styles and idioms tracks ...