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David Zobel
Biography
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.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Semi-final 2018: Alex DeSocioPianist accompanist
Semi-final 2018: Héloïse MasPianist accompanist
First round 2018 : Alex DeSocioPianist accompanist
First round 2018 : Marjolaine HorreauxPianist accompanist
First round 2018 : Julie GebhartPianist accompanist
First round 2018 : Jongsoo YangPianist accompanist
First round 2018 : Hyejin LeePianist accompanist
First round 2018 : Annika SchlichtPianist accompanist
VOICE 2018Pianist
Semi-final 2011: Stanislas de BarbeyracPianist accompanist
Semi-final 2011: Lee EungKwangPianist accompanist
VOICE 2011Pianist
Semi-final 2008: Helen KearnsPianist accompanist
Semi-final 2008: Yoon Jung NanPianist accompanist
Semi-final 2008: Anastasia ProkofievaPianist accompanist
Semi-final 2008: Kim Dae YoungPianist accompanist
Semi-final 2008: Szabolcs BricknerPianist accompanist
First round 2008: Szabolcs BricknerPianist accompanist
VOICE 2008Pianist
Semi-final 2004: Sophie AvrilPianist accompanist
Semi-final 2004: Laure BaertPianist accompanist
Semi-final 2004: Aile AsszonyiPianist accompanist
SINGING 2004Pianist
Videos
Semi-final 2018: Héloïse Mas
Saturday 5 May 2018 Flagey/Studio 4 Georges Bizet : Près des remparts de Séville (Carmen) Gioachino Rossini : Cruda sorte - Qua ci vuol disinvoltura (L'Italiana in Algeri) Gustav Mahler : Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (E flat major) Jules Massenet : Va ! Laisse couler mes larmes (Werther) Georg Friedrich Haendel : Moriro, ma vendicata (Teseo) Soloist : Héloïse Mas Pianist accompanist : David Zobel
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Semi-final 2018: Alex DeSocio
Saturday 5 May 2018 Flagey/Studio 4 Maurice Ravel : Don Quichotte à Dulcinée Chanson romanesque (B flat minor) | Chanson épique (F major) | Chanson à boire (C major) Franz Schubert : Des Kriegers Ahnung (Schwanengesang D 957) Georgy Sviridov : Bogomater' v gorode (Peterburg) Charles Gounod : Oh sainte médaille - Avant de quitter ces lieux (Faust) Soloist : Alex DeSocio Pianist accompanist : David Zobel
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Audio
First round 2018 : Annika Schlicht
First round 2018 : Hyejin Lee
First round 2018 : Jongsoo Yang
First round 2018 : Alex DeSocio
First round 2018 : Julie Gebhart
First round 2018 : Marjolaine Horreaux
Semi-final 2018: Héloïse Mas
Semi-final 2018: Alex DeSocio
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