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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.












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