Conductor – Orchestra and Professor, Coordinator of Orchestral Studies Sector

Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy with Jon Deak
BMus, University of Michigan with Lawrence Hurst
Professors (directing): Franco Ferrara, Morihiro Okabe

Pérez 423

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3334

Work E-mail: dlcurrie@uOttawa.ca

David Currie


David Currie is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan. He joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra in 1971, and retired as principal double bass in 1992. His conducting studies have been with Maestro Franco Ferrara in Siena, Italy, and Professor Morihiro Okabe of the Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo. In January 1992, David Currie joined the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, where he holds the post of Music Director. In addition, he has guest-conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Lyra Ottawa productions. David Currie has been a member of the teaching staff of the School of Music, University of Ottawa since 1976, as well as conductor of the University of Ottawa Orchestra. During his sabbatical leave for the 1998-99 academic year he guest-conducted in Prague, Vienna, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Naples, Florida.

Courses taught

  • Double bass, orchestra, conducting, orchestral repertoire and courses in orchestral studies

Awards and achievements

Awarded the Key to the City of Ottawa by Mayor Jim Watson, 2012.

Music Director, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.

Music Director, Tabaret Ensemble.

Mayors Award, 1999.

Community Foundation Award, 2003.

Vice-President Hnathyshyn Foundation.

Fields of Interest

  • Orchestral conducting
  • Double bass
  • Orchestra
  • String ensemble
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