Mike Garson on David Bowie
MIKE IS PERHAPS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH DAVID BOWIE, WHICH BEGAN IN 1972.
He made his mark on numerous Bowie albums and has travelled thousands of miles on Bowie tours, including his 2003-04 “A Reality Tour,” Bowie’s first world tour in 20 years.
Currently, masters and doctorate-level music students at the University of Southern California taking a course in 20th century classical music are required to perform one of Mike’s classical pieces.
He also performed and taught at the 2002 World Piano Pedagogy Conference where, to his surprise, he received a standing ovation after his first of ten pieces a series of improvisations based on a Paganini theme. In recognition of Mike’s mastery of the piano and his composing skills, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the world-famous Beethoven Society.