Musician, artist and lecturer on the Kabbalah.

David presents one-man performances combining harp, trumpet, and flute playing with story telling.

He presents art shows of oil and watercolor paintings or various techniques and genres: coloristic and illusionist landscapes with personal interpretations, pulsing and pulsating abstract works.

David lectures on the metaphysics of the Hebrew letters according to the most ancient traditions. This presentation is accompanied with his paintings and illustrations.

David was born in Peoria, Illinois in 1949, a gifted musician from an early age. He studied composition at Northwestern University, and has performed with Symphony Orchestras around the world. He has conducted his own works with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Berkeley Symphony, the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra. He has worked with Leonard Bernstein and Jan Pierce. During the roaring 60's he played with Rock groups and played in the warm up band of Janis Joplin at Woodstock and with the Buddy Rich Orchestra. During that exciting time he developed an interest in Jewish Mysticism and began to study Kabala and Chassidus. A self-taught painter from childhood from a long line of painters, he finds inspiration for paintings in his mystical studies. At the same time he has continued his musical career and has put out three albums, among them one played by London Brass and the Israel Philharmonic Brass.

During the last Decade David has been invited to lecture around the world to audiences of various cultures and denominations.


Kabbalah and Performance
2010 - current; Lecturer on Kabbalah and Bible to tourists from all over the world, appointed by Israel Ministry of tourism
1990 - current: Public classes and lectures on Kabbalah and Jewish Philosophy around the world to Jewish and gentile audiences
1985 - 2008 One man performances of music and storytelling for the Jewish Agency. Toured the world,
Serbia, Croatia, Eastern Europe, South, Africa, and the United States


Education
1979 - 1983 Ordained as Rabbi in Lakewood,N.J, in General Jewish Law and Torah Scribe.
1975 - 1977 Studied Torah in 770, Lubavitch Yeshiva , NY
1973 Studied Sitar with Ali Akbar Khan in San Rafael California.
1972 - 1973 Studied conducting at University of Wisconsin, M.A. Ethnomusiclogy
1967 - 1971 B.A. in trumpet and symphonic composition, Northwestern University.


צילום: ישראל ברדוגו,כיכר השבת                         Photo by Israel Bardugo, Kikar Hashabat

צילום: ישראל ברדוגו,כיכר השבת Photo by Israel Bardugo, Kikar Hashabat

contact: davidlouisart@gmail.com // +972 50 7822679


Professional experience In Art
2018 -Solo Exhibit, Miklat Gallery, Jerusalem
2018 - Solo Exhibiy, Visitor Center Masada
2017 Solo Exhibit, Visitor Center Masada
2017- Group Exhibit, AACI, Jerusalem
2017- Solo Exhibit, Jarar Bachar center, Jerusalem
2016 - Group Exhibit, Jerusalem Theatre, Israel
2016 June-July, Solo Exhibit, Emek Refaim, Jerusalem
2015-2016 Features in online magazine 44Degrees
2015 - Group exhibit, Begin Center, Jerusalem Israel
2014 - Solo art exhibit, Massada, Israel
2014 - Group exhibit, The Jerusalem Cinematheque - Israel Film Archive
2013 - Group exhibit, Jerusalem Biennale
2007 - 2012 Private art shows in Israel, Brussels, New York, and Quebec.
1983 - Group exhibit at Beit Zioney America, Tel Aviv Israel


Professional experience In Music
1990 - 1996 Directed the music program at Experimental High School for Dropouts
1992 - 1993 Musical compositions played by the Israel Philharmonic Brass and London Brass.
1990 - 1995 Played trumpet and flute in Kleyzmer concerts in Sefad, Israel
1976 - 1978 Trumpet player in Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
1979-1989 Performances with trumpet, flute and harp around the world.
1974 Played Hikirichi in a Gagaku ensemble conducted by a member of the Japanese Imperial Court Orchestra.
1973 Conducted Chamber Music Concerts at the Pasadena Art Museum California.
1972 - 1973 Conducted the Westwood Chamber Orchestra, California.
1971 Conducted Chamber Orchestra for ABC Television Show of East Meets West
1964 - 1969 Soloed with Peoria Symphony Orchestra playing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto.

Memberships
A.S.C.A.P - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
A.C.U.M - The Israel Society of Composers