David Banney

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Dr. David Banney is an Australian conductor, and music educator.[1]

David Banney was born in 1967

David Banney resides in Newcastle where he is the conductor of the European Medical Students Orchestra (EMSO), Newcastle Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, artistic director of Hunter Sinfonia and director of Hunter Strings, a youth string orchestra.[1][2] English conductor, Vernon Hanley, rated Banney as "...easily among the best half-dozen young conductors that I have encountered in the forty years of my career..."[citation needed] Banney won the 1995 ABC-Westfield Australian Young Conductor of the Year Award,[1] and the ABC Young Composers Competition. He has conducted the EMSO since 1999 and the three Newcastle orchestras since taking up his position at the Conservatorium of Newcastle in 2001. In addition to his conducting, viola and violin careers, Dr. Banney is also a skin cancer surgeon.[3]

David Banney also conducted Sydney Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006 for a period of 6 months. He tutors violin in Newcastle.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Virtue, Robert (20 March 2015). "The doctor, the conductor, the musical educator". 1233 ABC Newcastle. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  2. ^ McGowan, Michael (9 August 2015). "String orchestra call out". The Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Andrew (15 January 2015). "Medical marvels: NSW Doctors Orchestra strikes a chord". Medical World Nigeria. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hunter Christian School". School Community. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 

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