Victor Davies, Composer

Winnipeg-born pianist and conductor Victor Davies is one of Canada’s outstanding composers. His works have been heard live and on record and have been broadcast and televised worldwide. His music ranges from opera, musical theatre, ballet, choral music, symphony, and chamber music to children’s songs for television. Mr. Davies has also written scores for radio, film, and TV including work for CBC, CTV, NFB, PBS, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros.

Now based in Toronto, Mr. Davies studied at the University of Manitoba from which he received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws and Indiana University.

  • A Texas Premiere! Two performances of Victor’s Concerto for Tubameister & Orchestra

    Raul-Rodrigues-and-David-Oertel-webVictor’s Concerto for Tubameister & Orchestra with tubaist Raul Rodrigues, and David Oertel conducting his Starlight Symphony Orchestra.

    “Playful heartfelt & moving”

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  • Victor Davies awarded Order of Canada

    Victor Davies 2014. Photo - Graham Lindsey.

    Lily Pad Productions is delighted to announce that Victor Davies has been awarded the Order of Canada today.

    The Citation reads:

    Victor Davies, C.M.
    Toronto, Ontario
    For broadening the appeal of contemporary Canadian music
    and for supporting the legal rights ... Read More

  • Colours of Jazz, Art Deco Fantasy, Silhouettes

    “Presenting the jazzy side of our eminent Canadian composer Victor Davies”! featuring Maxine Willan and The Swinging Strings: Colours of Jazz, Art Deco Fantasy, Silhouettes and more

    Classically trained jazz pianist Maxine Willan wanted to play a jazz concerto. She found Victor’s, liked it, then learned & wonderfully performed it with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Norman Reintamm. Her ... Read More

  • Jazz Concerto for Organ & Orchestra

    JAZZ Concerto for Organ & Orchestra will have its US premiere at Salt Lake City Utah in the Mormon Tabernacle’s Temple Square Conference Centre. Richard Elliott, Principal Tabernacle Organist, will play the 4th Movement, Hot Pipes (Ragging the Pipes!) on one of the largest ... Read More

  • Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces

    The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces’ (Ottawa) Commanding Officer Major Dave Shaw, commissioned eight new arrangements of Victor’s music from the Pan Am and Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies for concert band.  The CFB performed Welcome The Champions as they greeted “Soldier On Afghanistan Team” at Ottawa City Hall, May 8th; on Parliament Hill, National Day of Honour Parade May ... Read More

  • The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

    A reading of the libretto for The Ecstasy Of Rita Joe (an opera), (adapted by Victor Davies from George Ryga’s play), was given a very successful workshop organized by Guillermo Silva Marin through Opera In Concert on May 11, 2014. With dramaturgy by Heather Davies, performers Laura McAlpine, Stefan Fehr, Gregory Finney, Elizabeth Beeler, Virginia ... Read More

  • Toronto Operetta Theatre Announces Earnest, The Importance of Being

    Toronto Operetta Theatre announces Earnest, The Importance Of Being for next season – April 30, May 1, 2, 3, 2015!  TOT reprises Davies’ and Benson’s delightful operetta that brought audiences to their feet in their February 2008 production.

    About Earnest, The Importance of Being

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  • Butterfly Dance (for Concert Band)

    A new band arrangement commissioned by The Bromley (London UK) Concert Band premiered March 1, 2014. Butterfly Dance is a movement from Davies’ Good Times: Suite for orchestra Butterfly Dance is a well known piece in the UK on Classic FM, Britain’s largest classical radio station.

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