BMus, MMus, MBA, FHEA
David Bahanovich’s accomplishments as a cellist, conductor, academic, and author are diverse and encompass film, ballet, and opera. He has been associated with Merchant Ivory Films since 1994, and has served as Historical Music Director for numerous films including The White Countess, Le Divorce and Jefferson in Paris. He was the subject of a BBC documentary for his work on Jefferson in Paris where he was responsible for the on screen recreation of the 18th c. opera Dardanus by Antonio Sacchini. In 1997, he made his European conducting debut in Florence at Zubin Mehta’s Maggio Musicale and as a cellist has performed and lectured throughout America and Europe including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Tchaikovsky Hall, Salle Gaveau, US Supreme Court, Harvard and Princeton Universities. David’s collaborations have included such leading figures as Zahkir Hussein (tabla), Terrance Blanchard (jazz trumpet), William Christie, Jaap Schroeder, Robert White, Sophie Daneman, Emmanuelle Hiam, Sandrine Piau, Karole Armitage (choreographer), David Salle (artist) and Mikhail Baryshnikov. He writes frequently about music and his critical edition of Three Pieces for Two Violoncellos by Anton Kraft for International Music Publishers appeared in 2005. David has recorded for EMI, Columbia, Sony, Grandstand, Helicon, Milan and is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore where he studied/coached with Stephen Kates, Leon Fleisher, Nathaniel Rosen, Sam Sanders, Earl Carlyss (Juilliard Quartet), Lawrence Lesser, Carter Brey, Kenneth Keisler, and the Borodin String Quartet.