David Banney

David Banney  DSC7744 as Smart Object-1

A past winner of the ABC Young Conductor of the Year Award, David has conducted many of Australia’s leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Queensland Symphony, the Queensland Philharmonic, the West Australian Symphony, the Canberra Symphony and Opera Queensland. From 1999 to 2005 David was the conductor of the European Medical Students orchestra. David’s teachers have included Patricia Pollett (viola) and Vernon Handley (conducting). As a violist David is a member of the Christ Church Camerata String Quartet, with whom his performances have included a direct broadcast on ABC Classic FM, and concerts with pianist Roger Woodward. David’s compositions include orchestral, choral and chamber music.  David’s deep interest in children’s music education was inspired by meeting Géza Szilvay, the great Hungarian violin pedagogue and creator of the Colourstrings curriculum. He has spoken at numerous conferences on the subject of music education, and is a lecturer in musicianship, conducting and violin pedagogy for the Australian Kodály Certificate.  David enjoys a high profile as a public music educator, particularly through his radio program ‘Banney’s Baton Banter’, a weekly musical discussion on Newcastle’s ABC1233.  As a music researcher David's interest is the role of symmetry in music, and he was recently elected to the Executive Board of the International Symmetry Association.

Whale Song for didgeridoo and strings - David Banney (excerpt)
Christ Church Camerata 
Perry Fuller, didgeridoo