Matthew Davidson's music featured in "Around the World with Contemporary Composers" at UiTM, Dec. 1st.


Dec 1 2013 - 3:00pm

UiTM Faculty of Music  in collaboration with The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) will present its upcoming 4th Malaysian Composers  Concert Series , 30 Nov-1 Dec 2013 at Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre .

Matthew Davidson's Six Chorale Preludes for Piano will be performed by Milan Franek on Sunday, Dec. 1st, along with works by Ross James Carey, Katia Tiutiunnik, Philip Glass, Julian Yu, Makoto Nomura, Li Yiding, and others.

The concert is part of the UiTM Faculty of Music Composers Series to provide a platform for composers to get their works performed, express their voice in original new music ideas and to be heard in public. The concert will be performed by the UiTM New Music Ensemble, gamelan ensemble and choir.

The UiTM Faculty of Music and klpac proudly presents the 4th Composers Concert Series 2013, in collaboration with the Society of Contemporary Malaysian Composers. The concert features students of New Music Ensemble, Voices and special guests performing almost 40 new contemporary compositions by students and other composers.

UiTM - Universiti Teknologi MARA is a public university with its main campus located in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. The project is initiated by composer/conductor Prof Madya Dr Tazul Tajuddin.

Matthew Davidson resides in Montreal Canada, and holds degrees from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, the University of Toronto, Canada, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. His works encompass almost every medium, have received radio broadcasts and performances in New Zealand, Asia, North America, and Europe. He is a member of BMI. Davidson has studied theory with Alexander Rapoport at the Royal Toronto Conservatory of Music; his composition teachers have been Jack Body in New Zealand, John Beckwith in Canada, and Salvatore Martirano in the United States. Violinist Piotr Szewczyk, has described Davidson’s compositions as “…very charming, sophisticated, and very innovative…”. And Italian critic Mauro Carli has stated:“…[Davidson’s work is]…simultaneously complex and communicative, very original, and with a well-defined identity.”