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David John Pike

David John Pike baritone

Canadian / British baritone David John Pike has worked with leading ensembles including the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Glyndebourne and Tonhalle-Orchester under Dutoit, Jurowski, Koopman, Marriner, Mehta, Rattle and Zinman.  He now has a growing international reputation as an operatic and concert soloist.

Operatic roles have included Marcello (Bohème) in Bamberg, Sprecher (Zauberflöte) and Don Giovanni in Luxembourg, Schaunard (Bohème), and Curio (Giulio Cesare, cover) at Glyndebourne. He made his Canadian mainstage début to rave reviews last season singing Scarpia in Pacific Opera Victoria's Tosca. Other recent projects have included the role of Emirenus in the rarely performed Otto by Telemann and Handel in Magdeburg, Germany, Bach's Matthäus Passion with Kammermusik Potsdam, Messiah under John Scott at St. Thomas' Fifth Avenue, New York and  the world premier of Canadian composer Andrew Ager's The Unknown Soldier. He made his role début as Il Conte di Luna in il Trovatore (cover) this year with Scottish Opera. Other highlights this season include Messiah with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, a European tour featuring Mahler Kindertotenlieder and song recitals featuring works Butterworth, Vaughan Williams and Finzi in Ottawa, Edinburgh, London and Luxembourg.

Whither must I wander?, his first solo disc on Signum Classics, featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Finzi and Quilter, earned a 5-star review from BBC Music Magazine, and was nominated for Recording of the Year by MusicWeb International. A new recording project is planned for release in 2016 and will include works related to the First World War.

David participated in English National Opera's 2008/2009 Operaworks and the IVAI under the Met's Joan Dornemann. He has worked with celebrated baritone Sherrill Milnes and English tenor Ian Bostridge.  He studied with Theresa Goble of the Guildhall, London, William Perry at the Royal Conservatory, Toronto, and currently works with American bass Daniel Lewis Williams in Germany. David lives with his family on the Luxembourg Moselle. 

www.davidjohnpike.com


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