David Occhipinti

Guitarist/composer David Occhipinti has twice been nominated for a Juno award, once for his CD, Forty Revolutions (2007), and also for, Duologue (2003).

David released his latest CD, Camera (2012), where he combines elements of contemporary chamber music with improvisation.

As a composer, David has received numerous commissions to compose for solo artists, chamber groups and large ensembles. In 2011, David founded the Walrus Quartet with fellow guitarists Roddy Ellias, Ted Quinlan and Kim Ratcliffe. David has performed all across Canada, in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and in Italy. David Occhipinti studied in New York with the legendary jazz guitarist and composer, Jim Hall, during the mid 1990s.

David presently teaches guitar, composition and ensembles at the University of Toronto and Humber College.

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