Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Composer inspired early on.(Arts & Culture)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

* NMSO candidate David Wiley was only 10 when he decided what his life's work would be

Decades before he was a conductor, even before he was a teen-ager, David Wiley was a pianist and a composer.

Wiley was 10 when one of his piano concertos was performed.

The experience of hearing that performance had a long-lasting effect on him.

"I remember being surrounded by the wonderful sounds of a professional orchestra and thinking, 'This is what I want to do with my life to be surrounded by wonderful musicians and being able to perform with orchestras,' '' Wiley said in a phone interview from Minneapolis, Minn. …

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