David Young (musician)

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David Young
Genres Easy listening
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Recorder, guitar, vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels Universe Music
Website www.davidyoungmusic.com

David Young is an American musician. Two of his albums, Renaissance and Solace, have been nominated for Grammy Awards. He is known for his ability to play two recorders simultaneously. He was also a member of the new age duo Celestial Winds with harpist Lisa Franco.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Young started playing the recorder in the third grade in Brooklyn, New York. He studied baroque and renaissance music with Phil Levin and at age 12 he became the youngest member to join the New York Recorder Guild advanced performing group.

Young's music has been featured on the U.S. television series' General Hospital, All My Children and Passions.

He has worked recorded with artists such as Bobby Schnitzer, Cheryl Gallagher, and Robin Berry.

1994: CNN does special segment on David Young's "rags to riches" story. David Young's Christmas Morning CD is #2 in Canada.

1998: Young performs at Heather McCartney's launch of her gift line in Atlanta, Georgia.

1999: Album Renaissance nominated for Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Album.

2001: David Young Musical Greeting Card line launched.

2004: Young writes, produces and acts in the movie Village of Dreams, filmed at the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas store in Rothenburg, Germany. A companion children's book was made along with the Village of Dreams movie.

2005: David writes and produces a musical called Woodstock: The Mystery of Destiny which has been performed at various theaters.

2008: Album Solace nominated for Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.



  • Ancient Treasures (2005)
  • The Best of Bread (2008)
  • Beyond Celestial Winds (2004)
  • Bliss (1996)
  • Butterfly Kisses
  • By Candlelight
  • By Candelight, Volume II
  • Celestial Winds I
  • A Christmas Dream (2005)
  • A Christmas I'll Remember (2006)
  • Christmas Morning
  • Creation
  • David
  • David Young (2003)
  • Deep Spirit
  • Happiness (2003)
  • Harp Dreams
  • Home: Songs for America
  • Imagine (2005)
  • Imagine, Volume II (2005)
  • The Inner Child (2005)
  • Inner Journey's
  • Life Stories (1996)
  • Lullabies by the Ocean
  • Merry Christmas (2003)
  • Midnight Serenade (2007)
  • Mystical Journey
  • Oceans of Love (2004)
  • Perfect Wedding
  • Renaissance (2003)
  • A Renaissance Christmas (2003)
  • Romantic Moments
  • Romantic Moments II
  • Sacred Guitar
  • Sacred Love Songs
  • Solace
  • Songs of Hope (2005)
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Woodstock: The Mystery of Destiny (2005)


  • From Venice Beach to Woodstock (2007)
  • Village of Dreams (2006)


  1. ^ Iwasaki, Scott (2006) "Young blends styles", Deseret News, December 17, 2006, retrieved 2011-07-11
  2. ^ Wharton, David (2004) "Tuning in to a Dream The duo Celestial Winds, which performs regularly at CityWalk, is gaining fans and the praise of reviewers.", Los Angeles Times, December 16, 1994, p. 3

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