David Thorner

David-Thorner-col-10000Educated in Rome, Switzerland, Munich and New York. Private piano with Mauro Cova (student of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli). Composition with Alvin Curran („Musica Elettronica Viva“)
Concert tours and Events in Mr. Curran’s A-Cappella Vocal Improvisation Ensemble. Educated in Artist Painting over many years by Hans Thorner. Private Vocal Studies with Michiko Hirayam (Assosciate of Giancinto Scelsi and remarkable international artist since 1960). Many years associate with the italian composer Giovanna Marini and solist in Concert Tours in Italy, Spain and France (Paris,Theatre Bouffes de Nord, La Rochelle, Festival d’Avignon, „Il Regalo Dell’Imperatore“ 1985, Festival d’Automme with Song Cycle Pasolini texts etc. Rome, Milan, Conservatorio G. Verdi, etc.). 1984 Italian Tour as Actor/Musician in Martin Sherman’s „Bent“ with Luca Zingarelli (Commissario Montalbano)
1985-1990 Studies at ZHdK, Konzertreife/Operndiplom Opera Swiss Opera Studio. Private vocal studies with Hanno Blaschke Munich, Jordi Albareda, Barcelona, Scherrill Milnes, New York. Workshops with Keith Johnstone (Theater Sport). Intense training since 1997 in „Voice Dialogue“ (Drs. Hal & Sidra Stone and Dr. Martha Lou Wolff both in California and Switzerland). Vocal coach for Jane Thorner since 1985.
Opera singer in roles such as Germont (La Traviata), Dreieinigkeitsmoses (Mahagonny), Onegin (Eugen Onegin), Bottom (Midsummer Nights Dream), Musiklehrer (Ariadne auf Naxos) etc.. Concerts both classical and modern in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria etc. Vocal Improvisation in Zürich „Road Works“ and with Theater Hora in „All the World is a Stage“. Major Role in Daniel Fueter’s „Schwingbesen“ and Concerts with Kornelia Bruggmann, Ernst Thoma, André Desponds, Willy Kotoun and Natalia Sidler. Many concerts in association with Kit Powell. Concerts Natalia Sidler (Farblichtflügel and Moog) and Spektrum Concert with „Ensemble Klingenberg“ ZHdK Zürich etc. Private voice teacher since 1985. Vocal Workshops in association with Jane Thorner since 1986. Voice teacher in Zürich ZHdK and Winterthur Conservatory since 1996 and Assistant teacher to Jane Thorner since 2003. Teacher for Opera Class ZHdK in Vocal/Theater Improvisation since 2001. Teacher for Improvised „Liedduo“ (with Natalia Sidler) ZHdK since 2009. Masterclasses in Vocal and Theater Improvisation HfH and ZHdK since 2000. Painter with Exhibits in Zürich and Biel since 1997.