The Washington Post describes David Gordon as "a model of style and charm, and an irresistible performer." He has forged a distinguished and innovative international career as opera and concert singer, recitalist, teacher, and seminar presenter.
A concert artist of international stature, he has appeared as featured guest soloist with virtually every major North American symphony orchestra, and with other prestigious orchestras and music festivals on four continents.
Praised as "One of the world's great Bach tenors." (Chicago Tribune) David has been heard worldwide in hundreds of performances of J. S. Bach's music. As soloist, lecturer, and master class presenter, he has appeared at every major north American Bach Festival, and at Bach festivals in Europe, South America, and Japan.
"A virtuoso singer and actor," (Salzburg Nachrichten) on the operatic stage, David has performed 59 principal operatic roles with the Metropolitan Opera; San Francisco Opera; Chicago Lyric Opera; Houston Grand Opera; Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center; Hamburg Staatsoper (Germany), and many other international companies.
A prolific classical recording artist, he can be heard on 15 CDs for RCA Red Seal, Decca, London, Telarc, Dorian, Newport, and Vox.
In addition to his performing career, David has always been a dedicated teacher, coach, and vocal mentor. His voice studio students include professional singers on major operatic and concert stages of North America and Europe; soloists in musical theater, jazz, and pop; voice-over and commercial artists; and actors on stage and TV. With every student, David shares his good humor, his artistic insight, and his first-hand understanding of vocal technique and singing onstage.
David is on the senior artistic staff of the Carmel Bach Festival. As Director of Education he creates the summer Festival's 50-event series of lectures, seminars, and audience enlightenment events. He also serves as vocal coordinator for the entire Festival ensemble, and leads the Adams Vocal Master Class, the Festival's nationally renowned training program for young professional singers.
David Gordon has served on the music faculty of Sonoma State University and the University of California, Berkeley. He maintains busy private voice teaching studios in Carmel and San Francisco, California. He is married to Ginna B. B. Gordon, an artist and cookbook author.
Visit David's extensive website: www.spiritsound.com