Mr David Bahanovich

Mr David Bahanovich

Research, Scholarship and Creative PracticeOther ActivitiesResearch CV

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Other Scholarly outputs

  • Other Forthcoming 2022 Article: Global Forces Compelling Higher Music Education Institutions to Reimagine Their Curricula: Employability, Entrepreneurship, Diversity and Social Responsibility
  • Other Three Pieces for Two Violoncellos by Anton Kraft (1749-1820) 2005 (ed.) International Music Company; unknown manuscripts discovered in NYPL (Toscanni Collection). Library of Congress Call No. M286.K73 B

Creative Practice

  • Score ‘The Films of Merchant Ivory’ Documentary – Directed by Stephen Soucy (Forthcoming late 2022) Interviewed alongside Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, James Ivory
  • Score ‘Maurice’ by E.M. Forster Theatrical Adaptation Directed by James Wilby (‘Maurice’ in Merchant Ivory Film) 2018 Music Director – ‘Delicate scoring lends a sense of yearning to proceedings’ The London Stage critic Paul Vale
  • Other City of Your Final Destination (2009). Merchant Ivory Productions: New York, London, and Paris. Music Advisor for feature film by director James Ivory starring Anthony Hopkins and Laura Linney
  • Score White Countess (2004). Merchant Ivory Productions: New York, London, Paris and Bombay. Historical Music Director and specialist in Russian music for a feature film by director James Ivory starring Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave. Directed, produced, recorded and arranged the film’s period music including rare early 20th c. Russian music. Produced soundtrack CD for Cinemania Records (catalogue RCCM-0007); recorded in Paris. 18-month commitment (February 2003- August 2004). On location in Shanghai, China
  • Score Le Divorce (2002). Merchant Ivory Productions: New York, London, Paris and Bombay. Historical Music Director and Conductor for feature film by director James Ivory starring Glenn Close, Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing and Stephen Fry. Directed, arranged, produced, recorded and conducted the film’s period music including rare 17th c. opera selections by M.A. Charpentier with Grammy winning Baritone Alan Ewing and an orchestra comprising members of Les Arts Florissant. Assisted in the production of the soundtrack CD incorporating the music of Serge Gainsbourg, Jonny Halliday, and Carla Bruni for Grandstand Recordings (catalogue 5136052) distributed by Sony
  • Performance East Meets West International Collaboration (Ongoing – March 2005, August 1998, April 1997). Produced and performed a series of concerts in Paris, New York and London combining western classical repertoire and traditional Indian music. Collaborated with celebrated Indian musicians Zahkir Hussien (tabla) and Sultan Khan (sarangi). Repertoire included the Bach solo cello suites arranged and performed by Bahanovich and Hussien along with other 18th century repertoire (Corelli, Vivaldi, et al.); Orchestra of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Score Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Company – World Premiere Ballet ‘Last Lap’ (January – August 1999). Music director for world premiere ballet featuring Baryshnikov as principal dancer at the New Victory Theatre 42nd Street Broadway, New York; sold out performances. Choreography by American avant-gardist Karole Armitage to music by Dmitri Shostakovich and arranged by Bahanovich; sets and costumes by artist David Salle. he New York Times Review.
  • Performance Master Drawings from the Hermitage and Pushkin Museums – Music from the Court of Catherine the Great. Pierpont Morgan, New York. (September 1998 – March 1999). Produced, directed and performed a series of concerts in conjunction with this “acclaimed exhibition… which attracted tens of thousands of visitors” New York Times. American premieres of several operatic works based on libretti by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia including Pashkevich, Fomin, et al.; New York Times: “A rare opportunity to hear this splendid programme”
  • Performance The Maggio Musicale – Florence Opera Ballet Maggio Danza (September 1996-May 1997). European Conducting Debut. Directed and conducted G.F. Handel’s operatic work ‘Apollo e Daphne’ (1706) with full period orchestra with Sophie Daneman and harpsichordist Emmanuel Haim; sold-out performances in the 17th c. Teatro della Pergola. ‘Apollo e Daphne’ was reconstructed as a newly staged work incorporating choreography by the avant-gardist and Merce Cunningham protégé Karole Armitage and sets and costumes by film director James Ivory. Corriere del Serra Rome Italy: “Maestro Bahanovich conjured perfumed sounds from his orchestra”
  • Score Jefferson in Paris (1995). Merchant Ivory Productions: New York, London, Paris and Bombay. Historical Music Director/Supervisor for a feature film directed by James Ivory staring Gwyneth Paltrow, Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi and Thandie Newton. Directed, produced, arranged and recorded all the film’s period music including rare 18th century French and American chamber, vocal, and operatic repertoire with noted international performers William Christie (Les Arts Florissants), Jean Paul Fouchecourt, Pierre Hantai, and Emmanuelle Hiam. Directed scenes from the 18th century opera/ballet ‘Dardanus’ (1786) by Antonio Sacchini with period orchestra, dancers, sets, and costumes. Instructed Gwyneth Paltrow (Harpsichord), Nick Nolte (period violin), Greta Scacchi (period harp) and Thandie Newton (vocal) for on screen performances. Co-produced soundtrack CD at Abbey Road Studios with Academy award winning producer Tony Mcanany for EMI (catalogue CDQ 7243). The Washington Post (1995) Review “One of the most gorgeous soundtracks ever.”
  • Other The Heart Speaks by Terance Blanchard. Solo Cello. Sony/Columbia 1995. Catalogue number CK 674
  • Performance Harvard University – Houghton Concert Series (October 1993) Dir: Music from Monticello by the ‘Jefferson Players’. Jaap Schroder (violin), Albert Fuller (harpsichord), Robert White (tenor) and David Bahanovich (cello)
  • Festival Project America (September 1996 – May 1997) 92Y Concert Hall, New York City. Musical Director to ground-breaking two-year Project America series chronicling American Music from its beginnings to the 20th century; produced, arranged and showcased unknown 18th century repertoire
  • Performance Viva Vivaldi Ensemble Musica Antiqua NY, Anthony Newman Dir, Helicon Recordings 1995. B0000005BIG

Other Activities

External Examiner role
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Professional Activities
  • Voting Member – BAFTA (2008 – Present)
  • Member – Royal Society of Arts (2018 – Present)
  • Member – Chelsea Arts Club (2015 – Present)
  • Executive Board Member – London Cello Society – Yo-Yo Ma President (2014 – Present)
  • Educational Advisor – London Music Masters (2016 – 2017)
  • Consortium member of 12 leading EU universities – European Music Business Research Association Vienna (2010 – 2014)
  • Founding member; in partnership with UK Creative and Cultural Skills – UK Music Skills Academy (2013 – 2014)
  • Application Consultant/Reader and Specialist Advisor – Fulbright Commission (2017 – Present)
  • HE Advisor – Help Musicians UK (2017 – 2018)
Research projects conducted with external partners
  • Music Experience and Behaviour in Young People (UK) Research Report (2008, 2009, 2012) Three Year National Longitudinal Study; University of Hertfordshire Music and Entertainment Industries Research Group (2008 – 2012)
    UK Music ( professional network/body)
    • Head Academic Researcher for annual commissioned work by UKMusic – the distinguished industry body which represents the collective interests of the UK Music industry and headed by Feargal Sharkey • Research investigated the online music consumption habits of 14-24 year olds in the UK • International exposure in 200+ news sources globally in addition to feature articles in the Times, Guardian, etc • Findings informed UK and EU government policy on the digital economy and copyright regulations
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Consultancy projects informing policy making
  • (2008 – 2012)
    • Findings informed UK and EU government policy on the digital economy and copyright regulations inMusic Experience and Behaviour in Young People (UK) Research Report (2008, 2009, 2012) Three Year National Longitudinal Study;
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Other consultancy work
  • Johns Hopkins University/Peabody Institute – Performing Arts Medicine (2021 – 2021)
  • Sony – Collaborated with President Peter Gelb and Grammy award-winning producer Tony Mcanany on special recording projects inspired by unknown historical works and contemporary visual artists such as William Wegman (1997 – 2000)
Research funding
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