Damian LeGassick

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Damian LeGassick
Birth name Damian LeGassick
Genres Pop, rock, electronica, avant-garde jazz, classical
Occupation(s) Composer, musician, pianist, songwriter, producer, teacher, lecturer
Instruments Piano, guitar, bass, vocals, percussion
Associated acts Melanie C
Ipso Facto (English band)
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Rufus Wainwright
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Jennifer Paige
Michael Gordon
Scott Stryker
Loleatta Holloway
Johnny Bristol
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Frances Nero
The Monitors
Rockie Robbins
Nomad
Icebreaker
Jaki Graham
Blur
Beth Orton
Ricky Martin
Madonna
R.E.M.
William Ørbit
Roni Size
Rachel Stevens

Damian LeGassick is a British musician[1][2] and producer.[3][4][5] LeGassick trained at York University and has worked professionally in many diverse areas of the music business as a pianist, composer, producer, and lecturer. As a pianist, he specializes in late 20th century solo repertoire and chamber music. His compositions for the avant-garde ensemble, Icebreaker, have been played throughout Europe and the United States, and have been broadcast on both Radio 3 and Classic FM. LeGassick has been involved in commercial music since attending sixth-form college. He has played keyboards for Madonna, R.E.M., and Blur, but since 1999 has been more active as a producer,[6] picking up over a dozen gold and platinum discs along the way. He is currently completing a PhD at Surrey University on the early music of Anton Webern. He has lectured at Dartington College of Arts and also at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[7] LeGassick now teaches at the Yehudi Menuhin School for young musicians.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Witts, Richard. "Damian leGassick". Grove Music Online. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Walters, Barry (June 2000). "Summer Lovin'". Out. p. 116. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Damian leGassick". Artist Direct. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Allmusic.com". 
  5. ^ George-Warren, Holly; Romanowski, Patricia; Bashe, Patricia Romanowski; Pareles, Jon (30 October 2001). The Rolling stone encyclopedia of rock & roll. Fireside. p. 551. ISBN 978-0-7432-0120-9. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  6. ^ discogs.com
  7. ^ "Department of Electronic Music Studies". Guildhall school of Music and Drama. Retrieved 1 November 2013.