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  ...in Dialogue Vol. 1

Robert Bates and David Yearsley


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A native of Seattle, Washington, David Yearsley was educated at Harvard and studied the organ with Edward Hansen, Christa Rakich, William Porter, Harald Vogel and Kimberly Marshall.  He has been the winner of numerous prizes at national and international competitions; in 1992 he was awarded the top prize at the International Schnitger Organ Competition, held on the famous historic instruments of Norden, Germany and Groningen and Alkmaar in the Netherlands, and in 1994 he won first prize at the Bruges early Music Festival.  The same year at Bruges he received first prize for positiv organ duo along with Annette Richards.

Active also as a clavichordist, Mr. Yearsley holds a Ph.D. in music history from Stanford University, and divides his energies among performing, teaching, and writing; his scholarly work focuses on late 17th and early 18th century music and has appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society and Music and Letters.  He is currently assistant professor of music at Cornell University.


Robert Bates is University Organist at Stanford University, where he received a Ph.D. in musicology.  He has won top prizes for organ performance in Bruges, Fort Wayne, San Antonio and Detroit, and he has been awarded the Prix d’Excellence and the Prix de Virtuosité, both from the class of Marie-Claire Alain by unanimous consent of the jury.  Other teachers include Ray Ferguson, Herb Nanney and Robert Anderson.  He has performed concert tours of Switzerland, France, Sweden, Mexico and the U.S, and played for French and Swiss National Radios.

He is a specialist in seventeenth-century French and Spanish organ music, the history of theory, and early tuning systems; his articles have appeared in the Organ Yearbook, Music and Letters and Performance Practice Review.  Dr. Bates has been invited to perform, lecture and compose music for many conferences and festivals, including national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the American Organ Academy and the American Institute of Organ Builders.  He has been granted a distinguished alumnus award for artistic achievement from Wayne State University in Detroit.




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