Hailed in the Canadian press as "one of his country’s true renaissance men when it comes to music" (The Ottawa Citizen), composer and pianist, David Braid is a nine-time Juno nominee, and winner of three Juno Awards for his solo piano recording, ’Verge’, large-ensemble recording, ’The David Braid Sextet Live’, and small-ensemble recording, ‘The North.” His debut classical composition, “Corona Divinae Misericordiae” received a Juno Nomination for Classical Album of the Year.
David concertizes his original music and improvisations in the UK, Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, China, Australia, and Canada.
Described as "brilliant" (Montreal Gazette), "enchanting" (The Age, Australia), "une force poétique" (Le Soleil) and "hauntingly beautiful" (The Globe & Mail), Braid’s music combines the discipline of European classical music with the spontaneity of jazz.
David is a Steinway Artist, Composer-in-Residence for Sinfonia UK Collective, Artist-in-Residence at the University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor at the Danish National Conservatory of Music, and faculty member at the International Chamber Music Festival Casalmaggiore, Italy. He is a recipient of the Ontario Foundation for the Arts’ prestigious prize: ’Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Keyboard Artistry.’
His arrangements and compositions are an integral part of the Chet Baker-inspired film, ’Born to Be Blue’ and his jazz score received praise for its "contemporary patina without sacrificing period authenticity" (The Times, UK). He also won ’Best Original Score’ and ’Best Original Song’ at the 2017 (Gemini) Screen Awards.
Hear David Braid's composition and his performance at SweetWater 2019.
Saturday Early Evening - Beginnings & Endings
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON 7:00 p.m.