David Mallamud’s music has been performed in venues ranging from from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to Off-Broadway, where his music for the recent production of Flight School: The Musical was lauded by Laurel Graeber of the New York Times, saying: “The production’s biggest boon, however, may be its score. Here, Mr. Mallamud has written music worthy of bigger stages, variously embracing classical lyricism, pulsing pop, the poignant ballad and at least one all-out, Alice Cooper-style rock rant.”
Recently Mallamud was thrilled to work with Mike Mills (of R.E.M. fame), arranging and composing additional music for his Concerto for Rock Band and Violin, written for violinist Robert McDuffie, who premiered it with Mills and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in June 2016. A recording of the piece will be released on Philip Glass’s label, Orange Mountain Music, in October 2016. Mallamud is currently working with playwright Philip Dawkins on a stage adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches for the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, opening in February. His CD, The Wild and Whimsical Worlds of David Mallamud, which will be released on September 30th, 2016 by Broadway Records, features theater pieces and song cycles written over the course of a decade for Dogs of Desire, the Albany Symphony’s rock-inspired new music ensemble, with an all-star cast of singers and performers from Broadway and beyond.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and master’s degrees from both Juilliard and NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, and pursued additional graduate studies at Yale with Ned Rorem and Evan Ziporyn.