RBC Assistant Conductor
Marsha & George Taylor Chair
David Bui is a 1st prize winner of the Ionel Perlea International Conducting Competition 2021 and has been RBC Assistant Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since April 2022 under the direction of chief conductor Otto Tausk.
In 2022 he finished his postgraduate studies with Prof. Ulrich Windfuhr at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, which he completed "with distinction.” He did his bachelor's and master's degrees at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under the guidance of Prof. Christian Ehwald and Prof. Hans-Dieter Baum. As part of his final exams, he made his debut with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in 2017.
In the fall semester of 2019, the ERASMUS exchange program led him to the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where he studied with Prof. Ole Kristian Ruud and Prof. Sigmund Thorp.
In addition to his studies, David Bui has participated in a wide variety of festivals around the world. He has participated in the Bartók Festival in Szombathely, Hungary, the Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, the PRISMA Festival in British Columbia, Canada as assistant conductor, and the Fiskars Festival in Finland, led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Esa Pekka Salonen.
Additionally, he was invited to participate in the Pärnu Festival in Tallinn, Estonia, where he studied with Paavo, Neeme and Kristjan Järvi and Leonid Grin. For this he received a scholarship from a DAAD-PROMOS-Project-Scholarship.
David Bui has also been personally selected by Maestro Riccardo Muti in a live audition to perform at the fifth edition of the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy in Ravenna, Italy in 2019.
David Bui was 2nd prize winner at the 11th Edition International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest and was a finalist at the prestigious Conducting Workshop INTERAKTION in Berlin, Germany, where he worked with Maestro Lutz Koehler and Das Kritische Orchester®.
In his short career he has already stood at the podiums of the Brandenburger Symphoniker, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, the Neubrandenburgische Philharmonie, the Heidelberger Philharmoniker, the Hamburger Symphoniker, the Moldova Philharmonic Iași, the Sibiu State Philharmonic, the Karlovarský Symfonický Orchestr and the Filharmonia Zielonogórska as a representative of Germany at the music festival "an der Oder" and the Hamburger Camerata, with which he made his debut in the world-famous Elbphilharmonie.
Further masterclasses have led him to Prof. Johannes Schlaefli, Donald Runnicles and Marin Alsop.
David Bui is supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of Reboot Culture (Kultur Neustart) and was a scholarship holder of the Forum Conducting from 2019 to 2021.