ARIEL DAVYDOV
Composer
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

In cooperation with the Felicja Blumental Music Centre in Tel Aviv, Zefunot Culture arranged a concert for Ariel together with Vladimir Torchinsky.

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BIOGRAPHY

Ariel Davydov, composer and musicologist, member of the Israeli Composers’ Guild and Composers Union of Russia.

From1988 until 1992 he studied composition and theory of music in St. Petersburg Conservatory (MA), Russia. From 1992 until 1994 he continued his education in the Graduate School of St. Petersburg Conservatory (PhD), Russia .

His primary works include: one symphony, Concerto Grosso for Flute, Oboe and String Orchestra, Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, several symphony poems and overtures, a ballet suite “This Wonderful World”, and numerous works for various instruments and ensembles (Trio for Flute, Harp and Double Bass “Raghavi 2”, Trio for Flute, Alto Saxophone and Piano “Refuges” etc.). Music by Ariel Davydov has been performed in Argentina, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Russia, the U.S. and the most of European countries.

From 1984 until 2005 he worked as a teacher, lecturer and assistant professor in various music institutes of Russia and Israel and gave private lessons in composition, theory of music and piano.

Three of his students (Daria Rossokhina, Pavel Tovpich, and Stanislav Izmailov) won international young composers’ competitions; two students (Andrei Denisov and Olga Sedova) graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatory with Ph.D. and four with M.A.