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Anthony Davie is a conductor, pianist and teacher. He studied at the London College of Music and Salzburg Mozarteum. He was awarded the Sybil-Tutton Opera Scholarship for post-graduate study in conducting and repetiteur training.
Anthony was conductor of The LONDON 20 chamber orchestra (1992-1998) and conductor of the Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra (1998-2006). He has worked as music director and composer for stage productions at the Fortune, Bridewell and Gate theatres in London and has recorded for BBC television.
Anthony specialises in the performance of contemporary music and has given premieres of works by young composers such as Richard Causton, Ian Wilson, Geraldine Green and Andrew Simpson. Anthony is also well known for his dedication to the American classical repertoire and has conducted the UK premieres of operas by Ned Rorem, William Schuman’s Piano Concerto with the pianist John McCabe CBE and works by Dominick Argento, David Diamond, Vincent Persichetti amongst others. Anthony was music director for the sell-out production of Leonard Bernstein’s one act opera Trouble in Tahiti at the Bridewell Theatre in 2000 and during 2001 completed a run of performances of operas by Ned Rorem at the Bridewell which met with great critical acclaim from the national press - 'deftly conduced from the piano by Anthony Davie, the evening’s guiding spirit and musical animator' (The Independent); 'he was energetically au fait with the music; good to hear it so brightly vivified' (Financial Times).
During 2002, Anthony worked with Music Projects, the Castellain Ensemble and Orchestra! And in July 2003, Anthony accompanied the Greek violinist, Efi Christodoulou in a recital of American violin sonatas at the Wigmore Hall in London.
In 2004, Anthony was appointed a staff member at the London College of Music, Junior College where he taught piano. In 2006 he was music director of Happily Ever After - A Celebration of Sondheim at the West End’s Fortune Theatre.
Between 2008 and 2010, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Anthony gave piano recitals throughout the UK, Italy and Switzerland. During this period he conducted Newcastle’s Young Sinfonia and played piano with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at The Sage, Gateshead. His activities during 2009 included work as a piano coach with the National Youth Orchestra and from 2008 to 2010, Anthony worked as an accompanist, vocal coach and piano tutor for Newcastle and Durham Universities.
Anthony now lives and works in London. He was invited back as a staff member at the London College of Music, Junior College in 2010 where he is a member of the piano and conducting faculties and is Head of Academic Studies. Recent piano recitals have included a performance at The Festival of the Arts (University College London).
John McCabe plays his own piano music. '... an excellent and diverse range of pieces covering three decades ...'
Piano music by Phillip Ramey. '... totally sympathetic with Ramey's style.'
Anthony Davie reads Victor Lederer's book 'Chopin: A Listener's Guide to the Master of the Piano'