Daniel Herscovitch: Bach's Art of Fugue

Monday, April 15, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Photo of David Herscovitch near a piano
University of Sydney Associate Professor Daniel Herscovitch performs J.S. Bach's late work Art of Fugue, which he says exemplifies "how pathos, humor, gravity, exuberance and tragedy are inextricably enmeshed in the deepest recesses of the human psyche." Free.
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Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
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School of Music
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School of Music
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415-338-7613
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David Herscovitch

Herscovitch studied with Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and with Professor Rosl Schmid in Munich. While based in Germany he performed extensively on the continent and in England and toured Australia three times. He also appeared at several international festivals including the Berlin Festival, the Zagreb Biennale and the Saarbrücken Tage der Neuen Musik.

Since returning to Australia, Herscovitch has been active in solo and chamber music, appearing at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Mostly Mozart Festival, New Directions Festival and Festivals of Melbourne and Sydney. On several occasions he was featured guest artist at the Sydney Spring Festival of New Music. He has also toured for Musica Viva and New Zealand several times. He has appeared with Synergy, Flederman, the Song Company and the Australia Ensemble and has toured with The Seymour Group. He was a soloist in the first Australian performance of the Bartók Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra. He has appeared in concert with Wanda Wilkomirska, Clemens Leske, Phillip Shovk, Michael Kieran Harvey, Jane Manning, Stephanie McCallum, Darryl Poulsen, Gerard Willems and Ole Böhn.