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“Scott Davie plays with individuality and character.” Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald
“Davie marshals the tsunami of notes with remarkable success, giving to this epic utterance a sense of structure that would elude most others game enough to play it.” Neville Cohn, OzArtsReview
“And as for Scott Davie, well you’d drive a thousand miles to hear him play.” Alan Jones, 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 in Australia, he furthered his studies in London, where his teachers included pianists Geoffrey Parsons and Leslie Howard.
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. The Principal Conductor of the Sydney Symphony, Vladimir Ashkenazy, has recently invited Scott to perform the Australian première of the original version (1926) of Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto in a forthcoming season.
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 with performances in Seattle, Palm Springs, Kansas, Penn State College, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
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, and 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 lectures in Russian music history at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he also teaches piano.