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David Broome

Keys/Composer

A versatile pianist/composer of great imagination, David Broome has a playful taste for all genres of music. As a creator of original works, Broome produces musical worlds that investigate sound and the act of performing with humor and wide-eyed curiosity. As a widely sought after interpreter of new music, Broome is dedicated to presenting music that is quirky and original. He takes pleasure in finding familiar moments within the unfamiliar. Like seeing faces in clouds, he accords relationships to the abstract that are unintended and cogent.

His performances have been appreciated in America, Australia, Russia, and across Europe. He has been described in the New York Times as a “deft and focused performer,” as well as an artist who composes “juicily atmospheric music.” TimeOut NY has commented on his “human-paced repose” and The AU Review described him as being “soaked with unbelievable talent.”

As a New York-based performer, Broome has presented a wide variety of genre-bending, unclassifiable music at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, The 92nd St. Y, The Whitney Museum, The Stone, and Issue Project Room, among others. He also frequently collaborates with dancers (Limon Dance Co., Maura Donohue, Jen Abrams), theater artists (Story Pirates, TACT, John Jesurun), and comedians (the PIT, Magnet Theater, UCB) in performance.

Broome has recorded works by Corky Has a Band, J.G. Thirlwell (Tzadik), John Supko (New Amsterdam Records), Elizabeth Brown, and the members of Ensemble Pamplemousse (New Carrier.) He has also lectured on composition and music notation at the Art Institute of Chicago, Hartwick College and Southern Wesleyan University.

Broome’s compositions have been presented by the MATA Festival, HI-Fi New Music, Red Light New Music, and the 92nd St. Y’s Fridays @ Noon. He has also received support from the Argosy Foundation, the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, NYSCA, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Conner Foundation, and Meet the Composer. He has participated in artist residencies at the Banff Center, the Seedlot Project, and the Rensing Center. David holds a Master’s of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor’s of Music from Towson University where he studied with pianists – Phillip Kawin, Anthony de Mare and Reynaldo Reyes.