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Scott Davie

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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. As a musicologist, Scott is well known to Sydney audiences through his frequent pre-concert talks for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and for other organisations.

Scott’s doctoral 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.

For over a decade, Scott has developed a focus on the study of music history and philosophy. He frequently lecturers on a range of topics for young students in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Open Academy program, where he is able to share his passion for learning.