VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
'Music is mankind's greatest accomplishment. It's an untranslatable language, a world in itself.' - David Sheinfeld
He studied violin as a child, began composing as a teenager and became inspired by astronomy and particle physics, later composing a piece called e=mc2. He studied harmony and counterpoint in Chicago and was a composition student of Respighi in Rome (1929-1931). Later he studied conducting with Pierre Monteux. He played violin in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra from 1945-1971. He became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
David Sheinfeld died from cancer on 9 June 2001, aged ninety-four.