David Zobel combines his career as a pianist accompanist with that of a singing coach in France and abroad. Throughout the last ten years, he has been the regular pianist for the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. His first recording with her, a CD entitled The Deepest Desire
, was acclaimed by critics worldwide and received a Diapason d'Or for 2007. David Zobel also accompanies other singers, including the French tenor Yann Beuron and the U.S. baritone Stephen Salters. He has collaborated with the tenor Carl Ghazarossian over many years; their first recording, of French songs, Les donneurs de sérénade
, came out in 2015 on the Hortus label. He has also been regularly involved with several international competitions, including the Hans Gabor Belvedere in Vienna, the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, and the Operalia Competition founded by Plácido Domingo. David Zobel also works as a singing coach at a number of theatres in France and abroad. He has played under the world’s leading conductors. He took part in the Russian stage premiere of Pelléas et Mélisande
, which was conducted by Marc Minkowski, which was awarded the Golden Mask for the ‘Best Opera of the Year’. David Zobel is a graduate of the Conservatoire National in Paris and of the Juilliard School in New York. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.