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David Skidmore

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David Skidmore

David Skidmore


David Skidmore (born 1982) has performed and collaborated with Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev, Augusta Read Thomas, Lorin Maazel, Michel Cerruti, and Cliff Colnot. He has performed as a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra. David also performs regularly as a founding member of the Third Coast Percussion Quartet. He was featured as a soloist with the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble in 2005 and in Kitara Hall in Sapporo, Japan in 2004.

David's original compositions for percussion are performed in concert halls and universities across America. He was awarded 1st prize in the 2005 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest and 2nd prize in the 2004 contest. His piece Whispers - for 9 Percussionists was a finalist for an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award in 2005, and has been recorded by the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble for a CD to be released by Resonator Records. He has received commissions from David Herbert of the San Francisco Symphony, marimba soloist Peter Martin and the Spindrift Percussion Quartet.

David holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a Masters degree from the Yale School of Music. He has studied with Robert Van Sice, Michael Burritt, James Ross, Paul Wertico, Joel Spencer and Michael Hernandez.

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