Dr Scott Davie

Lecturer of Piano

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

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, he later fur­thered his stud­ies in London.

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. In 2012, he gave the Aus­tralian pre­mière of the orig­i­nal ver­sion of Rachmaninoff's Fourth Piano Con­certo (1926) to capac­ity audi­ences at the Syd­ney Opera House with Vladimir Ashke­nazy and the Syd­ney Symphony.

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 of America.

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, while 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 teaches piano at the Syd­ney Con­ser­va­to­rium of Music.

2012

Southern Hemisphere premiere, Rachmaninoff fourth Piano Concerto, Op.40 (original version, 1926)
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall 21st, 23rd & 24th November 2012
With Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy
Live broadcast 22nd November ABC Classic FM

Selected publications & creative works

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Music

  • Davie, S. (2006). 1. Rachmaninoff's Concert Diary 2. Two versions of Rachmaninoff’s Opus 28 3. Sergei Rachmaninoff First Piano Sonata Op. 28. International Rachmaninoff Conference. Cristofori Concert Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands: The Rachmaninoff Society.
  • Davie, S. (2005). Grand. Grand. Oriental Arts Centre; Theatre Royal; Princess Theatre, Shanghai, China; Hobart, Australia; Launceston, Au, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province): Sydney Dance Company.
  • Davie, S., O'Brien, T. (2004). 1. Moderato 2. Sonata for Solo Cello, op.133 3. Nonchalance (World Première) 4. Cello Sonatain G minor, op.19. Sunday Live with Damien Beaumont. Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle, Australia: ABC Classic FM.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Davie, S. (2008). Grand, CD, Melbourne, Australia: Melba Recordings.
  • Davie, S. (2006). 1. Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition 2. First Piano Sonata, Op. 28 3. Fragments 4. Oriental Sketch 5. Piano Piece in D minor 5. Piano Piece in A-flat major. On Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classics.
  • Davie, S., le Strange, K., O'Brien, T. (2005). 1. Tzigane, Concert Rhapsody 2. Sonata for Violin and Piano 3. Fantaisie brilliante on Themes from Gounod's "Faust" 4. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op 81 5. Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67 26'17. On In Performance with Damien Beaumont, Live and radio, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM.

2008

  • Davie, S. (2008). Grand, CD, Melbourne, Australia: Melba Recordings.

2006

  • Davie, S. (2006). 1. Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition 2. First Piano Sonata, Op. 28 3. Fragments 4. Oriental Sketch 5. Piano Piece in D minor 5. Piano Piece in A-flat major. On Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classics.
  • Davie, S. (2006). 1. Rachmaninoff's Concert Diary 2. Two versions of Rachmaninoff’s Opus 28 3. Sergei Rachmaninoff First Piano Sonata Op. 28. International Rachmaninoff Conference. Cristofori Concert Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands: The Rachmaninoff Society.

2005

  • Davie, S., le Strange, K., O'Brien, T. (2005). 1. Tzigane, Concert Rhapsody 2. Sonata for Violin and Piano 3. Fantaisie brilliante on Themes from Gounod's "Faust" 4. Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op 81 5. Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67 26'17. On In Performance with Damien Beaumont, Live and radio, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM.
  • Davie, S. (2005). Grand. Grand. Oriental Arts Centre; Theatre Royal; Princess Theatre, Shanghai, China; Hobart, Australia; Launceston, Au, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province): Sydney Dance Company.

2004

  • Davie, S., O'Brien, T. (2004). 1. Moderato 2. Sonata for Solo Cello, op.133 3. Nonchalance (World Première) 4. Cello Sonatain G minor, op.19. Sunday Live with Damien Beaumont. Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle, Australia: ABC Classic FM.

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