David Saliamonas


New York, NY
7 Played at 7 groupmuses!

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Hi! I'm based in Paris, but I spend a good amount of time in the U.S.

I have a lot of experience playing classical music for people who don't necessarily listen to it. Inspired by my teachers in conservatory, in my recitals I try to give helpful clues – playing melodies, giving an idea of the structure, whatever – that can help the listener appreciate and enjoy the music. A little help can go a long way. My proudest moment was getting the German audience at a pre-concert Q and A to sing the main theme of the Korngold Concerto before my performance.

I love playing not just in concert halls but also in more intimate settings. I've played many concerts in private homes – houses, apartments,
castles (that's a perk of living in France!). It's great to meet people afterwards, usually eating and drinking.....

In my playing I try to be generous, very expressive, and unfettered by the often deadening ideas that have influenced too many classical musicians. I also am not just a classical pianist – I've improvised and played by ear since I was 5, and this certainly has a large influence on my playing.

Traditional Repertoire

Bach: Partitas
Mozart: Fantasy
Beethoven: Sonatas
Schubert: Impromptus, Moments Musicals, Sonata
Chopin: Preludes, Ballades, Scherzos, Nocturnes, Barcarolle, Polonaise, Waltzes, Mazurkas
Brahms: miscellaneous short pieces, Waltzes, Hungarian Dances, Third Sonata
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Arabesque, Carnival, Symphonic Etudes
Liszt: miscellaneous short pieces, Méphisto Waltz, Sonata, Hungarian Rhapsodies
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Janacek: Sonata, On An Overgrown Path
Scriabin: Fourth Sonata, miscellaneous short pieces
Debussy: Preludes, Etudes, Estampes, Clair de Lune
Ravel: Sonatine, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Rachmaninoff: Preludes, Second Sonata
Copland: Four Piano Blues
Bartok: Romanian Dances
Ginastera: Argentine Dances, First Sonata
Gershwin: Preludes, Rhapsody in Blue



Performed groupmuses (7)

Piano on Ashby: Mussorgsky, Schumann, and Gershwin

  • Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Musical Flight from Paris! Ann's second groupmuse

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Rancho Area of Los Altos

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Pianist David Saliamonas -- Return Performance

  • Friday, January 11, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Inverness

This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

An American from Paris

  • Friday, December 14, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Sunset Park, Santa Monica Santa Monica, CA

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

An American From Paris

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018, at 3:00 PM
  • Inverness

This groupmuse happened almost 5 years ago

Rhapsodic Childhood Pictures --An Indulgence in Piano Artistry!

  • Friday, May 25, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Kensington, CA

This groupmuse happened almost 5 years ago

An American in Paris: Solo Piano Recital of Schuman, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Ravel and Gershwin

  • Friday, February 17, 2017, at 6:30 PM
  • Upper Civic Center, SF

This groupmuse happened about 6 years ago