David Juraj Raši had been brought up in music since his early childhood, seeing a musical example in his father. As a 5-year-old he started to learn cello. Studying at High School in Liptovský Mikuláš, he became fascinated with drums, which he started to learn under the leadership of Peter Krško. His steps then followed to Conservatory of J.L. Bella in Banská Bystrica. Here he was greatly influenced by his teacher Peter Solárik, both in classical music on mallet instruments and jazz music on drums. In 2007, David transitioned under leadership of another teacher - István Szabó, a soloist of Debrecen Philharmonic and teacher at the famous Liszt Academy. In this same year he won 1st prize at National Competition of Slovak Conservatories on the drums and 2nd prize on mallet instruments. Since 2009 he has studied drums at the jazz department of the prestigious Graz University - Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, under leadership of American drummer Howard Curtis. He was also co-led by artists such as Meinhart Günter, Ed Neumeister, Wayne Darling, Jorg Engels, Wolfgang Tozzi, Ed Partyka. David has participated in workshops of many outstanding artists, such as Bob Mintzer, Ed Shop, John Riley, Karolina Strassmayer, Drori Mondlak, Billy Hart, Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart. Alongside with his production & teaching activities, David Juraj Raši actively participates in many projects. In 2018, with the band TIBOR FELEDI KAIROS QUINTET he received Radio Head Award for Jazz Recording of the year. Among his main influences are Elvin Jones, Brad Mehldau, Philly Jo Jones, Snoop Dogg, Robert Glasper, Jack DeJohnette, Jeff „Tain“ Watts, John Coltrane, Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Vinnie Colaiuta, and countless others. His main philosophical course is „Man becomes what he thinks about“.


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