David Arden has devoted himself for over 20 years to the promotion of contemporary music. He has been awarded the Kranichsteiner Prize at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik, First Prize at the Gaudeamus International Competition for Contemporary Music, and was a Prizewinner in the Carnegie Hall International Competition for Contemporary Music. Mr. Arden has worked closely with composer Henryk Gorecki in Europe, receiving his enthusiastic praise in a broadcast for Polish Television. In 1993, Mr. Arden gave the US premiere of Gorecki's Sonata No. 1 in a New York recital and was authorized by the composer to make the world premiere recoring of his solo piano music. In addition , he has worked with and premiered pieces by such notable composers as Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Earle Brown, Jacob Druckman, Bernard Rands and Carson Kievman. He has toured Asia, the South Pacific and South America and has made radio broadcasts in Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, England, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and the US.
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