David Occhipinti

Guitarist/composer David Occhipinti has four CD’s featuring his own compositions: David Occhipinti (1997) and Syzygy (1999) and Intersection (2003) and Forty Revolutions (2007). David has two duo CD’s with Mike Murley, Duologue (2002), and Duologue Vol. 2 (2005). Their first CD was nominated for a Juno Award. David is a prolific composer and has composed Four Pieces for String Quartet, which was performed by the Madawaska String Quartet. He has also composed the piece Purple Sky for the Arraymusic Ensemble. Both pieces were performed in May of 2006. David studied in New York with the legendary guitarist Jim Hall on and off from 1992-96. Aside from touring in Canada David often tours in Italy where he lived for a short time. He has also performed in the U.S. Europe and Japan. David’s development as an artist has been aided by the composition, recording and touring grants received from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.