Scott Davie

scott Davie

Few pianists world­wide would be capa­ble of deliv­er­ing this music with such tech­ni­cal refine­ment and lumi­nous musi­cal­ity.” Review of Rach­mani­noff Fourth Piano Con­certo / SSO, Limelight.
 “Scott Davie, in his excel­lent per­for­mance, makes a con­vinc­ing case for Rachmaninoff’s orig­i­nal ver­sion.” Review of Fourth Piano Con­certo, Syd­ney Morn­ing Herald.
“And as for Scott Davie, well you’d drive a thou­sand miles to hear him play.” Review of Grand, 2GB.
Scott Davie is known to audi­ences as both a soloist and cham­ber musi­cian. He has given con­certs through­out Aus­tralia, and his per­for­mances and record­ings have been broad­cast on radio and tele­vi­sion. The recip­i­ent of numer­ous awards and prizes, he later fur­thered his stud­ies in London.

Scott’s study of the music of Sergei Rach­mani­noff and his aca­d­e­mic research have resulted in per­for­mances of the composer’s works in Europe, where he has also given lec­tures and inter­views. In 2012, he gave the Aus­tralian pre­mière of the orig­i­nal ver­sion of Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Con­certo (1926) to capac­ity audi­ences at the Syd­ney Opera House with Vladimir Ashke­nazy and the Syd­ney Symphony.

In 2005, Scott col­lab­o­rated with Graeme Mur­phy and the Syd­ney Dance Com­pany in Grand, giv­ing highly acclaimed per­for­mances through­out Aus­tralia. In Novem­ber 2006 the pro­duc­tion fea­tured at the Shang­hai Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val, and later toured the United States of America.

His first solo CD, Lilacs, was released by ABC Clas­sics in 2002. A CD of the music from Grand was released on the Melba label in 2005, while Pic­tures from an Exhi­bi­tion, fea­tur­ing the First Piano Sonata of Rach­mani­noff and a short piano piece newly dis­cov­ered in the archives of the Library of Con­gress, Wash­ing­ton D.C., was released by ABC Clas­sics in 2006. A CD of early Aus­tralian vio­lin and piano music, recorded with vio­lin­ist Asmira Woodward-Page, appeared on the Art­works label in 2000.

For over a decade, Scott has devel­oped a focus on Russ­ian music, and has vis­ited that coun­try for research a num­ber of times. He cur­rently teaches piano at the Syd­ney Con­ser­va­to­rium of Music.

ABC Clas­sics