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- Sunday, January 19th 2020
A rare kind of pianist and conductor, described by The Oregonian as "an extremely gifted young conductor, on the way up", David Seamon has won accolades from critics and musicians alike. Upon hearing his reading of the Tchaikovsky "Pathetique" Symphony with the Oregon Symphony, James DePriest declared, "I rarely encounter conductors of his expressive capability, those who are such natural musicians and very inspiring. David is an authentic talent.”
David Seamon is a New York native. He took his first piano lessons from an early age. He began conducting studies at the Juilliard Preparatory School with Ronald Braunstein at age 16. David continued his studies at the University of Michigan with legendary conducting teacher Gustav Meier, while spending summers at Aspen Music Festival studying with Murry Sidlin and working with Leonard Slatkin, James Levine, Sergiu Comissiona and James DePriest. At age twenty-one, he became one of the youngest conductors ever to be accepted into Aspen's famed Conducting Fellowship program.
He joined the conducting staff of the Oregon Symphony in 1995-1997. There, he conducted the symphony during subscription, youth, and pops concerts and was an adjunct faculty member at Pacific University. David also developed and hosted a radio program, “The Great Interpretations”, which aired on KPBS in Portland.
David has served as a cover conductor for the Boston Symphony, as well as the National Symphony and Leonard Slatkin. In addition, he has conducted for the Houston Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony as well as Southern Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra. David is equally at home on the piano with Classical, Musical Theater and Pops. David is currently the pianist at the world famous Allison Inn in Newberg, Oregon.