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. In 2014 he received an Order of Canada (C.M.): “Victor Davies is a fierce supporter of Canada’s creative musical community and one our most beloved composers.”
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
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The Tale hits the stage at Summer Opera Lyric Theatre! Victor Davies’ and Eugene Benson’s long awaited opera started as a musical, became an opera, then a musical, but opera finally won out! The scope of the events of the French Revolution coupled with the powerful emotions of the characters of Dickens’ story found their ... Read More
JAZZ Concerto for Organ & Orchestra had its US premiere at Salt Lake City Utah in the Mormon Tabernacle’s Temple Square Conference Centre. Richard Elliott, Principal Tabernacle Organist, played the 4th Movement, Hot Pipes (Ragging the Pipes!) on one of the ... Read More
Join us for Victor Davies & Eugene Benson’s sparkling drawing room comedy Earnest, The Importance of Being, an operetta, based on Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of being Earnest, returning again to Toronto Operetta Theatre, as the finale to their ... Read More
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Multiple performances Sept 23rd & September 29/19 for the Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians’ Day of Music celebrations. Kimberley Fisher: Violinist, 2nd Principal chair Philadelphia Orchestra.
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, ... Read More
And Livia herself also returns! Now 20 years old and living in Brazil, we just had a request from her mother to send Livia her christening music in a new arrangement for flute and piano! (Also available as a piano solo, and for flute and guitar!!) She and her mother were delighted to make their ... Read More
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