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Ian Davidson '80 Among 2010 Grammy Award Nominees

December 8, 2009

Ian Davidson 09-1.jpgDecember 8, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Ian Davidson, oboist and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, is named in the 2010 Grammy Award nomination for the choral ensemble Conspirare. The group's A Company Of Voices: Conspirare In Concert is nominated in the category Best Classical Crossover Album.

A Company Of Voices was recorded live at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas, in October 2008 in cooperation with PBS television affiliate KLRU. It was first released as a DVD for national broadcast on PBS outlets across America beginning in March 2009, and was subsequently released on CD by Harmonia Mundi in June 2009.

The Grammy nomination of "Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert" is Conspirare's fifth nomination. 

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. Access a complete list of nominees here.

Ian Davidson has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on five continents. His many international concerts have taken him to Italy, England, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Scotland, Conspirare Company of Voices.jpgAustria, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland, the People's Republic of China, Hungary, Czech Republic, and the Republic of South Africa. He is associate principal oboe of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, assistant principal oboe of the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra and solo English horn of the Bear Valley Music Festival.

Concerto appearances include the Dallas Bach Orchestra, the Austin Chamber Orchestra, the Austin Sinfonietta, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Laredo Philharmonic, Chamber Soloists of Austin, Balcones Chamber Orchestra, and the Bear Valley Symphony Orchestra. International recitals and residencies include the Moscow Conservatory of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University, the University of Silesia, Trinity College of Music in London, the Institute of Culture in St. Petersburg, the University of Piui in Brazil, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa, and the State Conservatory of Music in Bratislava.

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