Many who were born in the 1980s grew up with a video game console or computer close at hand. Seven years old, David Saulesco sat with his Game Boy at his parents’ piano and tried to play along with the music coming out of the machine’s tiny, tinny speaker. The music stirred a desire for something more than just beating a level or an enemy and 16 years old he wrote his first original game soundtrack. Today he is a flexible and multitalented musician who moves effortlessly between genres and contexts: from soundtracks to symphonies, from pop songs to choral music, and beyond.
David’s works as a composer and arranger have been featured in Europe and North America. He has been commissioned by world-famous artists such as Perpetuum Jazzile and Video Game Orchestra and worked with Swedish ensembles like Nordic Chamber Orchestra, NorrlandsOperan Symphony Orchestra and Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra. His critically acclaimed Christmas Oratorio is published by Gehrmans Musikförlag and more music can be found at Bo Ejeby Förlag. He has also published several albums and has been featured on compilations like SUCCESSOR by the Materia Collective and several editions of the Songs for the Cure annual cancer research fundraiser project. The commissioned piece Tolerance for chamber orchestra was broadcast by the Swedish Radio P2 in 2016.
Besides composing, David is also an accomplished singer. He has performed at Stockholm’s 750th Anniversary, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and as a soloist in major choral works such as A God Disguised (Larsson), Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saëns), Requiem (Mozart) and Liebeslieder (Brahms). David also writes regularly for the Swedish Radio and has produced content for the Swedish Radio P2. He has been engaged as a speaker or emcee by Berwaldhallen, Studio Acusticum, Stockholm Concert Hall and Dans i Nord among others. He teaches composition privately and at the Härnösand Folk High School.