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Brian Davis (Harp) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since April 2012)

  • Orchestras: British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, British Philharmonic Orchestra, Chameleon Arts Orchestra, Northampton Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Winslow Hall Opera.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurelian Ensemble.

Brian's orchestral work also includes

the Concert Orchestra of Europe, London Concert Orchestra, Elgar Sinfonia, Midlands Symphony Orchestra, Midlands Sinfonia, National Pops Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Westminster Sinfonia

Brian's CD recordings include Britten 'Ceremony of Carols' with Sheffield Cathedral Choir (with whom he has been performing it each year since 1998); Britten Carols; Rutter 'Dancing Day'; and Adrian Lucas 'Noel' with Worcester Cathedral Choir. He has also performed the Britten with Norwich, Ely and Birmingham Cathedral Choirs, and at Peterborough, Lincoln and Lichfield Cathedrals.

As a soloist, Brian has toured every year in France (1984 - 1995), Ireland (1989 - 1997) and Germany (1997 - ). With soprano Andree Back, he has performed recitals in England, France and Germany and also programmes of words and music for art galleries and exhibitions, including a series of recitals for the National Portrait Gallery since 1989.

In three winter seasons Brian has worked with the internationally renowned Norwich Puppet Theatre, directed by Luis Z. Boy, in imaginative and experimental touring productions - most recently their 2007/8 production of Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant" in which the harp played a continuous commentary.

Brian has been giving recitals with the Greek violinist Efthymios Papatzikis from Thessaloniki, who has been studying at the University of East Anglia, and is working on a Phd on violin studies of Sevcik

In 1998 Brian was asked to present a centenary programme of words and music forr the German author Theodor Fontane at his birthplace, Neuruppin.

In 1999 Brian presented a Pushkin bicentenary programme of poems and song-settings with Andree Back, German tours of poetry and music with Dagmar von Kurmin and a recital at the Three Choirs Festival with Daniel Phillips. Brian's partenership with Dagmar von Kurmin has continued from that time, with more engagements to come in November and December 2007.

Between 1987 and 1992 the virtuoso tap-dancer, or 'jazz-hoofer', Will Gaines invited Brian to play for him in a series of experimental sequences at such venues as The 100 Club, York Festival, Cork Jazz Festival... in which he danced jazz steps to folk and classical music on the harp.

Brian, as a graduate of Cambridge University where he read English & the Courtauld Institute of Art. has also given courses in literature, art and architecture for the Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Bath and the University of Colorado, USA.

Brian contributed the following article about the Wallace Collection to Morgensterns November 2005 Newsletter.

Brian's work, teaching literature, art and architecture has led to an interest in architectural photography, and his slides are now available commercially in the UK and the US. Brian also has a contract to supply slides to the New York archive Artstor.

From a collection of family letters, Brian has produced an edition of his Cousin Eric Tappe's correspondence with his parents, during the time of his service with the British Military Mission in Bucharest from 1944 - 1946. These letters have been published in a bilingual edition in Romania Eric Tappe: Letters from Bucharest 1944-1946, Editura Limes, Cluj-Napoca, ISBN-IO:973-726-180-1.

Brian was invited to play for a party at Scary Spice's house in 1998 - at the height of their fame. Brian has also provided background music for the Royal Preview of the Chelsea Flower show of 2000.

In the early 1990's the virtuoso tap-dancer or "jazz-hoofer" Will Gaines asked Brian to play for him in a series of programmes (as at The 100 Club, Cork Jazz Festival, York Festival) in which he danced jazz steps to folk, classical and modern music on the harp.

For two winter seasons Brian worked with the internationally recognized Norwich Puppet Theatre in imaginative experimental productions. The second of these- an interpretation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Selfish Giant' - is to be revived for touring schools, arts centres and perhaps abroad in the winter of 2007-08.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Cambridge & Courtauld Institute of Art.

Brian was born in London 1938.

Schools attended

Sutton Valence School.

Teachers

Maria Korchinska

Brian joined Morgensterns in November 1992

Brian's web profile was last updated 27th Apr 2017

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Brian Davis (Harp) Profile

Brian's CD recordings include Britten 'Ceremony of Carols' with Sheffield Cathedral Choir (with whom he has been performing it each year since 1998); Britten Carols; Rutter 'Dancing Day'; and Adrian Lucas 'Noel' with Worcester Cathedral Choir. He has also performed the Britten with Norwich, Ely and Birmingham Cathedral Choirs, and at Peterborough, Lincoln and Lichfield Cathedrals.

As a soloist, Brian has toured every year in France (1984 - 1995), Ireland (1989 - 1997) and Germany (1997 - ). With soprano Andree Back, he has performed recitals in England, France and Germany and also programmes of words and music for art galleries and exhibitions, including a series of recitals for the National Portrait Gallery since 1989.

In three winter seasons Brian has worked with the internationally renowned Norwich Puppet Theatre, directed by Luis Z. Boy, in imaginative and experimental touring productions - most recently their 2007/8 production of Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant" in which the harp played a continuous commentary.

Brian has been giving recitals with the Greek violinist Efthymios Papatzikis from Thessaloniki, who has been studying at the University of East Anglia, and is working on a Phd on violin studies of Sevcik

In 1998 Brian was asked to present a centenary programme of words and music forr the German author Theodor Fontane at his birthplace, Neuruppin.

In 1999 Brian presented a Pushkin bicentenary programme of poems and song-settings with Andree Back, German tours of poetry and music with Dagmar von Kurmin and a recital at the Three Choirs Festival with Daniel Phillips. Brian's partenership with Dagmar von Kurmin has continued from that time, with more engagements to come in November and December 2007.

Between 1987 and 1992 the virtuoso tap-dancer, or 'jazz-hoofer', Will Gaines invited Brian to play for him in a series of experimental sequences at such venues as The 100 Club, York Festival, Cork Jazz Festival... in which he danced jazz steps to folk and classical music on the harp.

Brian, as a graduate of Cambridge University where he read English & the Courtauld Institute of Art. has also given courses in literature, art and architecture for the Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Bath and the University of Colorado, USA.

Brian contributed the following article about the Wallace Collection to Morgensterns November 2005 Newsletter.

Brian's work, teaching literature, art and architecture has led to an interest in architectural photography, and his slides are now available commercially in the UK and the US. Brian also has a contract to supply slides to the New York archive Artstor.

From a collection of family letters, Brian has produced an edition of his Cousin Eric Tappe's correspondence with his parents, during the time of his service with the British Military Mission in Bucharest from 1944 - 1946. These letters have been published in a bilingual edition in Romania Eric Tappe: Letters from Bucharest 1944-1946, Editura Limes, Cluj-Napoca, ISBN-IO:973-726-180-1.

Brian was invited to play for a party at Scary Spice's house in 1998 - at the height of their fame. Brian has also provided background music for the Royal Preview of the Chelsea Flower show of 2000.

In the early 1990's the virtuoso tap-dancer or "jazz-hoofer" Will Gaines asked Brian to play for him in a series of programmes (as at The 100 Club, Cork Jazz Festival, York Festival) in which he danced jazz steps to folk, classical and modern music on the harp.

For two winter seasons Brian worked with the internationally recognized Norwich Puppet Theatre in imaginative experimental productions. The second of these- an interpretation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Selfish Giant' - is to be revived for touring schools, arts centres and perhaps abroad in the winter of 2007-08.

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