all music composed by:
David Occhipinti

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Youtube links of David Occhipinti Camera Ensemble


Promised Kiss:


Morning Rundle - Track 02 from Camera

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Summit - Track 04 from Camera

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Fortuna Major - Track 06 from Camera

Camera Ensemble for live performance:

Michael Davidson - marimba
Andrew Downing - bass
Aline Homzy - violin
Peter Lutek - clarinet/bassoon
David Occhipinti - guitar/compositions

"David Occhipinti has created an absolute gem [Camera]. His writing is unique, his playing is completely original and stunning. I just wanted to keep listening… His music is an absolute work of art!"

-Jim Hall

short bio:

Camera, David Occhipinti’s fifth CD, features his composing and guitar playing in a chamber music setting.
David’s fourth CD featuring his own compositions, Forty Revolutions, was nominated for a 2007 Juno Award. David has also released two duo CD’s with saxophonist Mike Murley. Their first CD, Duologue, was nominated for a Juno Award in 2003.

As a composer, David has received commissions to compose for solo artists, chamber groups and large ensembles.

In 2011, David founded The Walrus Quartet with fellow guitarists Roddy Ellias, Ted Quinlan and Kim Ratcliffe.

David has performed all across Canada, in the U.S., Europe, Japan and in Italy where he lived for a short time. David’s development as an artist has been aided by the composition, recording and touring grants received from the Canada Council for the Arts, Chalmer’s Arts Fellowship, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the DFAIT.

David Occhipinti studied in New York with the legendary jazz guitarist Jim Hall during the mid 1990's. David presently teaches guitar, composition and ensembles at the University of Toronto and Humber College.


"I've been listening to your [Camera] CD quite a bit and really love it. Very strong, original writing. I hope it receives the attention it deserves!"
- Ben Monder

"Frank Zappa meets Stravinsky...a master composer and performer. I thoroughly enjoyed playing his music!"
- Beverley Johnston (played marimba on Camera)

“[David] writes very fluently and fluidly in all genres but he’s kind of carved out his own niche and carved out his own sound…it’s the type of music that doesn’t have any isn’t jazz, it isn't classical, it isn't folk, it’s just really good music.
–drummer Terry Clarke (member of the order of Canada) in an interview with Renee Rosnes for CBC radio.

"(Intersection)...It's definitely music for today, streamlined yet atmospheric...a listener hears the rare but gratifying combination of lyricism and cutting edge music."
-Geoff Chapman - THE TORONTO STAR

CD credits:

David Occhipinti - guitar/compositions

Max Christie - clarinet
Steven Dann - viola
Andrew Downing - bass
Amanda Goodburn - violin
David Heatherington - cello
Aline Homzy - violin
Beverley Johnston - marimba/percussion
Nadina Mackie-Jackson - bassoon

all compositions by David Occhipinti