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David Bozzo is a composer and violinist based in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona, Spain), born on 1980.

He followed part of his music studies in Barcelona (Spain) at the Conservatorio Municipal de Música de Barcelona with the violinist and violist Francesc Guarné and the violinist Iwona Burzyñska as well as the composers Xavier Boliart, Carles Guinovart and Albert Sardà among others. He also studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castellón (Valencia, Spain) with the composers Ferrer Ferran, Claudia Montero, César Cano and Emilio Calandín among others, and with the violinist Eduard Arnau. He also received piano lessons as part of his musical studies.

As a composer he has developed a freelance career with premieres in the UK and Spain. His works include music for solo instrument and chamber music as well as symphonic orchestral works (with and without soloist) and incidental music for theatre. He has received commissions from prestigious musicians and ensembles such as the flutist Patricia de No (with a flute concerto), Orquestra Simfònica Sant Cugat with whom he has developed a story working relationship (a new project is scheduled for 2021), Orquestra de Valencia, Banda Municipal de Música de Palma de Mallorca, The Angel Orchestra and London City Quartet among others. All the information about his catalogue of works can be consulted in this website.

Within his catalogue of works it is worth highlighting Adagio y Fuga (2012) premiered in the UK and Spain and performed on several occasions, a Violin Concerto (2013) premiered in 2015 in St. James’s Church Piccadilly by the violinist Francisco Jimeno with the orchestra Philharmonia Britannica conducted by Peter Fender, Pendus for violin and wind orchestra (2015) commissioned by the Banda Municpal de Música de Palma de Mallorca and performed on several occasions, Légende (2019) commissioned by the Orquestra Simfònica Sant Cugat, and music for violin and piano for the play La Vida en un Tren (2018) by playwright Víctor Alexandre to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the train to the city of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona, Spain).

Various of his works have been published by Clivis Publicacions and Brotons & Mercadal Edicions Musicals. Furthermore, there are two albums with recordings of his music, both available on Spotify: One featuring all David Bozzo works for solo violin, recorded by the violinist Francisco Jimeno on 2014; and the other one was recorded in 2018 by the London City Quartet featuring two string quartets, commissioned by the British string quartet Billroth String Quartet in 2011 and the London City Quartet in 2017 respectively.

As a violinist David Bozzo is performing with the Catalan pianist Clotilde Manuel under de name of Duo Cocteau. The duet arose following collaboration on the play La Vida en un Tren, with music composed by David Bozzo. As a duet they are working on a French repertoire including César Franck and Claude Debussy violin sonatas as well as the Sonata n.1 (Posthumous) by Maurice Ravel and less well-known works like Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré and Satie’s Choses Vues à Droite et à Gauche (Sans Lunettes).

David Bozzo combines his compositional and performing career with instrumental teaching. He has taught violin in academies and privately since 2003, and is currently violin and piano teacher at European International School of Barcelona, accompanying students for Trinity examinations and performances and organising the Trinity Music Exams sessions.