After winning a number of prizes in national and international competitions, the sixteen-year-old musician began a career as a concert pianist, performing solo recitals as well as with orchestras in many European countries, India and Japan. His debut CD, with works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, was released in 1997. In 1999, the recording “Theodor Kirchner: Piano Music” followed.
Since 1998, David Ianni has increasingly dedicated himself to composing his own music. He has written about 100 works, including the oratorio “Abraham’s Children”, “Pater Noster” for piano and orchestra, a children’s opera, a string quartet, chamber music as well as numerous choral and piano compositions, which have been performed in Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, India and Japan.
David Ianni's album Night Prayers with his own piano compositions was published in 2011.
That same year he composed and recorded the piano accompaniments for the album Chant - Amor et Passio by the Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz, which was awarded a Platinum award in Austria. In 2012 the monks commissioned David to compose and play four chant accompaniments for their album Chant - Stabat Mater.
His new solo album “Prayers of Silence“ will be released in 2013.
Photo: © Monika Schulz-Fieguth