David michael Wolff
To read generous excerpts from Zen and the Art of Piano, click here.
Click here to read Wolff's most recent blog entries, including about working with legendary dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov.
David Michael Wolff: Conductor, Pianist, Educator, Presenter, Author. One of the most versatile musicians of his generation, Maestro Wolff is rapidly transforming the Sandhills region of NC into the arts capital of the state as well as an international arts destination. As Principal Conductor of the Carolina Philharmonic, he’s leading them into an exciting 4th Season. At the core of his heart and ambitions is Conservatory International, which promises to become a national model of what's possible to achieve when a Symphony Orchestra puts education first. Wolff resides with his family in Pinehurst, NC.
Fayetteville Observer: “Conductor and Musical Director David Michael Wolff coaxes a terrific performance of a difficult score [Porgy and Bess] by the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra."
Santa Barbara News-Press: “Wolff's performance of Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto was electrifying, heart stopping. With soaring lines pealing away layers of underlying passion the scene became intensely personal..... nearly impossible to watch, spellbinding. The audience went into an uproar and those that were there are still talking about it."
Seattle Times: “A highly impressive performance . . . he could have a first-rank career. It's going to be fascinating to watch his progress."
Quotidiano della Sera (Barletta, Italy): “A musician and a virtuoso. As if the piano were an extension of his own body." [Click here to read the full review from 4-21-2004 in Italian with an English translation]
Interested in reading feature stories about David when he was 12 and 18?
(Everett, WA, near Seattle)