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Artistic Biography

 

David’s artistic journey began when he was 7 years old. He started taking classical guitar lessons from Diana Chytilová, and also had a few first live performances. Even though David has shown a lot of talent, classical guitar was not interesting enough for him. When he was 11 he found love in playing the electric guitar, and soon preferred it to the classical. Playing both guitars was the first step for David to break the imaginary walls of musical genres, and soon becoming a free composer. The main creative breakthrough came in his 15’s. He composed his first instrumental song Sin Fronteras and recorded his Maxisingle in Multisonic's studio W. Following the release, David has continued playing the electric guitar, and learned from one of the best Czech guitarists Stanislav Jelínek. Later on, David has created a live programme out of his compositions. He's played live concerts in Prague, and then joined forces with his brother, magician Paul Wurcel to perform common shows in the top rated hotels during summer season on Menorca island in Spain. Multisonic chairman proposed an idea that David should record a Christmas carols CD. By that time, David met Maestro Štěpán Rak, who inspired him to play the classical guitar again. At that time, David was obsessed with learning the five finger tremolo technique but later found out that guitar is an unlimited instrument in terms on technique. So he started developing his own style and a right hand technique, he now calls Rotando. The technique has become his guitar art trademark. Štěpán Rak saw David's talent, and invited him to his concerts as guest. Playing next to Štěpán Rak inspired David to practice harder than ever and grow his art in a unique way. They then had an idea to record the Christmas CD together, where David would take the main part and Štěpán Rak would be a special guest. After the CD has proven to be successful in Czech republic, David made a tour in Spain, where he joined Štěpán Rak in his concert in Teatro Principal. Trance music is no unexplored ground to David either. A world class DJ, Ronny K, has found out about David's talent and asked him to cooperate on his remixes, their common work on Magic Waters Remix has had big success and they still continue developing their new remixes and ideas. 

David has always loved to create and preferred creation to practice. He has solved this little problem by making his guitar compositions difficult to play (especially for the right hand) and therefore a technical practice of their own. He has never needed any score to read on concerts, he actually never wanted it. As of now, he keeps every single guitar composition in his memory (and his Mac Book's memory). 

After reaching a certain level of proficiency in guitar playing through live concerts, practice and masterclasses from Štěpán Rak and his student, fabulous flamenco guitarist Miroslav Žára, David has started developing himself in orchestral composition. His orchestral approach is very notable in his guitar compositions as well. They are recognisable for multi-voicing, that is sometimes even mysterious because not even a professional guitarist would tell where do all those sounds come from. It seems as if David had a few more guitarists behind him while playing. Which is definitely the legacy of Maestro Štěpán Rak, who has always focused on developing the guitar art rather than keeping it classical. 

David's dream was to create music for cinema, and even more than that, video games. Right now he's composing the soundtrack for Royal Hunt, an upcoming medieval strategy game with fps elements and several other indie game titles. David's passion for composing video game music also relates to the fact that David was and still is a passionate gamer. His passion for games like Heroes of Might and Magic, Elder Scrolls, or World of Warcraft, inspired him all the way to where he is now. Games aren't a senseless waste of time to David. They're a new form of art, a great inspiration. It is no surprise that a considerable part of David's guitar repertoire consists of video game music arrangements, most of it being themes from Heroes of Might and Magic, and Elder Scrolls series. Through professional and passionate approach to covering these beautiful music pieces, David has come in contact with game music masters, Paul Anthony Romero and Jeremy Soule.

 

''I never stop going, I always keep developing myself. Not a single day is the same, the universe transforms itself every second, and I transform with it.''

David Wurczel