Wolfgang David and David Gomper are two world renowned musicians. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 in Christ Chapel.
“It’s an opportunity to hear someone with an international reputation,” said music professor Luke Dahn, Who studied under Gomper at the University of Iowa.
David attended the University of Vienna when he was eight years old. After that he studied at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He has won many musical competitions and awards. He has also performed in many famous concert halls such at the Musikverein Hall in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, and Wigmore Hall in London.
Gomper has worked as a pianist, conductor, and composer all over the United States. He attended the Royal College of Music in London. In 1991 he became a Professor of Composition and Director of the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa. He has received many musical awards. One of his most respected awards was in 2009 when he received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.
David and Gomper started working together in 2000. Gomper has written 11 compositions for David. In 2002 the duo performed in Moscow as a piano and violin duet. Since then they have performed over 100 concerts in the United States and Europe. There concert collection features a combination of traditional works, late romantic, standard 20th century, and contemporary compositions.
“I’m looking forward listening to the composition by Maurice Ravel,” said Dahn. “It has jazz influence and it’s bluesy. It’s a very exciting piece. This program is very traditional. There is something for everyone.”