David Wakeham - Faculty Associate: Assistant Professor of Music
Vivian Bull Music Center 102
Education: Diploma, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music. Operatic Art and Music Theater. Honorary Associate, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney University.
Academic Interests: Vocal Health and Pedagogy, Lyric Diction (German Language Specialist), German Lieder, Performance and Auditioning Presentation.
Performances: Critically acclaimed performances include La Scala in Milan. Teatro Massimo Palermo, Theatre an der Wien, The Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, The Bayerische Staatsoper München, Oper Bonn, Opera Holland Park Summer Festival, London, The Staatsopera Stuttgart, Deutche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and Opera Australia, Queensland Opera, South Australian Opera, Western Australia Opera The Queensland Music Festival; major roles in the Czech, German and Italian repertoire. Honorary Associate: The Sydney Conservatorium of Music and The University of Sydney. Faculty Associate, Linfield College, USA.
Lectures: David has combined a busy performing schedule with teaching in many European, Australian and American Conservatories, Universities and Performing Institutes, including Academy of Music Hans Eisler, Berlin, Hochschule Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Leipzig, Lotte Lehmann Academy, Perleberg, Germany, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane, Australia.
Recordings: The Cunning Little Vixen, Janacek. La Scala, Milan, broadcast on BBC Radio, Beethoven 9th Symphony, Brahms Requiem, Songs of the Wayfarer, Mahler, Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Lyric Symphony by Zemlinsky. Falstaff and Nabucco by Verdi.
Competitions and Awards: Semi finalist Marian Mathy Awards, Finalist Royal Opera Covent Garden Scholarship, Finalist and National Winner The Wenkhard Scholarship.