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  • Profile:

    Pianist/composer DAVID LOPATO has performed his own compositions extensively throughout the world.  As a composer, he has received multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and The Beards Fund.  He is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to study Javanese Gamelan in Surakarta, Indonesia, where he lived for a year.  As a performer Lopato has toured his own music in configurations ranging from solo piano to 10-piece ensembles. He has performed with Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Mark Helias, Ray Anderson, Wadada Leo Smith, Dewey Redman, Gerry Hemingway, and Jane Ira Bloom among others. He has recorded on the Lumina, Enemy, Unity and Global Coolant labels. In addition, he is the producer of the concert series at InHouse in downtown Manhattan, and teaches on the faculties of the The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and Montclair State University.