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ABOUT DAVID

Ceate. Play. Inspire.

David Buchbinder is a creator and producer in music and culture, working in the borderlands where people, cultures, genres and disciplines intersect. His success as a creative force is grounded in his capacity to discern, imagine, create, facilitate, express and produce work that is fresh, particular and deeply authentic.

He is a musician, composer, artistic director, producer and cultural generator who has a unique skillset, a depth of experience and a suite of proprietary tools that make him a creative problem solver par excellence.

David has led (among others) the JUNO winning music groups David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana and the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, founded the world-renowned Ashkenaz Festival, created a number of multidisciplinary shows including the world’s only Jazz Circus, developed performance projects for major cultural institutions such as the Royal Conservatory of Music/Koerner Hall, created acclaimed scores for film, television theatre and dance, and founded the creativity-based community development organization Diasporic Genius

Along with the JUNOs David has received the recognition of many awards and nominations, including a Toronto Arts Award, a Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, several Canadian Folk Music Awards, the K.M. Hunter Award, and the ASIFA Award for Composition in Animated Film.

Recent and current projects include creating and producing The Ward Cabaret at the 2018 Luminato Festival, being the founding artistic directing and producing the premier recording for KUNÉ: Canada’s Global Orchestra, and releasing Conversation of the Birds, the third CD of David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana.

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