Musicologist and researcher associated with Performing the Jewish Archive.
Musicologist Dr. David Fligg was Project Consultant for the duration of Performing the Jewish Archive (2014-18). His research specialism is the life and music of Gideon Klein, whose critical biography he has recently completed, to be published in 2019 by Toccata Press to mark the centenary of the composer's birth. David's chapter on Klein will appear in the 'Routledge Companion to Music under German Occupation' (late 2018). He was the narrator for the UK premiere of Klein's melodrama Topol (The Poplar Tree), at the Wigmore Hall's 'Music on the Brink of Destruction' concert in January 2017, subsequently broadcast of BBC Radio 3. David theatrical presentation Gideon Klein - Portrait of a Composer, was premiered in Madison (Wisconsin) in 2016, and received performances in the UK and the Czech republic. It will be taken into repertory at the Švandovo divadlo (Prague) towards the end of 2019 and into 2020.
David is Tutor in Academic Studies at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music, where, amongst other things, he teaches the research elective 'Music under the Third Reich'. He is Visiting Professor at the School of Arts & Media, University of Chester, and a researcher affiliated to the Centre for Jewish Studies (University of Leeds).