David Martynuik's most recent collaborations have included composing music for the Galan Piano Trio with flautist Rita D'Archangelo, Greek Lyre performer Nikos Xanthoulis, as well as numerous chamber music ensembles in the U.S.
Other recent compositions include STARGAZER and The Phantasmagoria of Edgar Allan Poe., Five Bagatelles for the IUP Dance Theater Company under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton. He particularly enjoys composing chamber music and was awarded Honorable mention by KalediscopeMusArt for his The wind and the rain..." premiered by Duo Chromatica. Other works include Silva Noctis, sonata for cello and piano, and the The Garden of Life (texts by Louise Glück) for mezzo soprano Jessica Renfro and pianist Lynda Saponara. The Barkada Saxophone Quartet (grand prize winners of the 2013 Fischoff Chamber Music competition) premiered his “Alta Vita,” Quintet for piano and saxophones in November 2016 with pianist Anastasia Antonacos. Circulo de tiempo (texts by Antonio Machado) for choir, flute, cello, and harp was premiered by the Rowan University Concert Choir under the direction of Christopher B. Thomas. His “Songs of Memory and Imagery,” based on texts by Rita Dove, are available from Ludwig Masters Inc.
Opportunities for composing for film included music for the MLB production of “Intersecting Sparks.” The film was a Silver Winner at the 2013 Davey Awards, received a recognition of excellence at the 2014 National Broadcasting Society Convention in Hollywood, CA, selected for the 2015 National Communications Association Film Festival and has been shown on PBS stations throughout the country. In 2013 the Pittsburgh-based Unseam’d Shakespeare Company commissioned six songs for their production of the Davenant and Dryden production of “The Tempest.” In a review of the performance, one of the songs for Ariel was “not only humorous but somehow sublime” (entertainmentcentralpittsburgh.com 6/15/2013). In addition he provided music for the fall 2015 Theatre-in-the-Grove production of Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters" and 2018 production of "Twelfth Night."
He currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife Laurie.