Please welcome guest conductor David LeMarche.
Below is a portion from one of his recent interviews.
“I started playing piano at age ten, where I grew up, in Westerly, RI. My teacher was Florence Soloveitzik. Later, at Boston University, where I got a degree in music and piano, I also studied French and German. At Boston University, I met Ralph Gomberg, who played the oboe for the Boston Symphony, and his brother, Harold Gomberg played the oboe for the New York Philharmonic. After some time in San Francisco, I moved back to New York in 1983 and worked as a solo pianist and then, for fifteen years, as pianist and Conductor for the Dance Theatre of Harlem (1983-1996). I free-lanced under Gerald Arpino for the Joffrey Ballet, when they were in New York, and I also worked in cabaret, like the Club, “Don’t Tell Mama”. In 1998, American Ballet Theatre needed a rehearsal pianist, and soon I was appointed Conductor.”