Composer David Gotay


DAVID GOTAY as a cellist has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and the White House. TV: “Saturday Night Live,” “MTV’s Unlugged,” and “The Jimmy Fallon Show” with Florence and the Machine as well as Jim James; “The Late Show With David Letterman,” with Paloma Faith, and “The Last Play at Shea” with Billy Joel. He has collaborated with such artists as Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Nas, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, k.d. lang, David Sanborn, Billy Ocean, and Little Jimmy Scott. He was a founding member of Sweet Plantain, a string quartet whose mission is to give voice to a contemporary, urban, Latino sound. Since 2013 Mr. Gotay has turned his efforts to composing full time.

Selected Compositions and Arrangements.

  1. Hip-Hop Remix - Nas If I Ruled The World
  2. Classical Duo Vln & Vc - Too Big Too Fail
  3. Hip-Hop - Fate of 5
  4. Classical Song - Carefully Try Ballance
  5. Pop - Prelude For Baby Chan
  6. Rock Arrg String 5tet - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
  7. Rock Arrg String 4tet - Cold Play's Yellow
  8. Classical - Movie Cue for Woodwinds
  9. Jazz - Jennies Blues

Sarah Chang plays my arrangement of "Let It Go"

With the Absolute Ensemble conducted by Kristjan Järvi on their tour of Korea. October 2014.

My Latest work "Nostalgia" for string quartet

Premiered by the CompCord String Quartet Dec 6th, 2014

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