David Zobel, born in Toulouse, is a collaborative pianist and opera
accompanist in France and abroad. He regularly collaborates with acclaimed mezzo-soprano
Joyce DiDonato, with whom he has played in prestigious venues such as theGran
Teatre del Liceu, La Monnaie, La Scala, Berlin's Philharmonie, Théâtre des
Champs-Élysées, and Wigmore Hall. He also performs on Ms. DiDonato's first solo album
The Deepest Desire, which features an array of American songs by Bernstein,
Copland, and Jake Heggie, and was awarded the Diapason d'Or de l'Année.
Mr. Zobel also accompanies singers at world-renowned competitions such as Operalia, Le
concours de la ville de Paris, Concours international d'Opéra de Marseille, Concours
international de chant de Toulouse, Concours Reine Elisabeth, and the Belvedere Singing
Competition in Vienna.
In addition, Mr. Zobel works as an opera coach in several French and foreign theaters,
such as Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Vienna State Opera, Muziektheater Amsterdam, La
Monnaie in Brussels, Opéra National de Montpellier, Festival de Radio France in
Montpellier, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, and Opernhaus Zürich. He has collaborated with
esteemed conductors, such as Alain Altinoglu, Paolo Carignani, Christoph von Dohnányi,
Patrick Davin, Christoph Eschenbach, Lawrence Foster, Patrick Fournillier, Antonino
Fogliani, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Fabio Luisi, Patrick Lange, Nello Santi, and Marc
Minkowski. With Mr. Minkowski, Mr. Zobel collaborated inOlivier Py production
of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande in Moscow, which received the
Russian Golden Mask National Theatre Award for Best Opera of the Year and Best Conductor,
and on which Philippe Béziat based his filmPelléas et Mélisande, le chant
Mr. Zobel is a graduate from the Toulouse and Paris conservatories, and The Juilliard
School. He is also a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship.