David studied piano under Sonya Hanke and Gordon Watson as an under graduate, and then specialized in Accompaniment, studying with David Miller in Sydney at the Conservatorium of Music and Paul Hamburger in London, at the Royal Academy of Music.
He was Head of Keyboard Studies at Kings College in Somerset, England for four years before returning to Australia where he has lectured in accompaniment as a member of the Ensemble Unit since 1992 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
He has performed throughout England, Europe, America and Australia, has given numerous live broadcasts and studio recordings for the B.B.C, Radio Luxembourg, A.B.C. television and radio and 2MBS FM.
Claude Delangle, Stanley Drucker, Kyle Horsch, Gordon Hunt, Peter Jenkins, Annalisa Kerrigan, Nick Parnell, Kamahl, Christina Leonard, James Nightingale, Dominica Matthews, Otis Murphy, Richard Sherman, David Wakeham, Marcel Luxon, Mark Walton and Asmira Woodward –Page, are some of the many wonderful artists from Australia and internationally that he has had the pleasure to perform with over the years.
He has recently teamed up with the current Head of Woodwind at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, saxophonist Michael Duke to make “HD Duo” an exciting new duo pioneering new Australian music for saxophone and piano. Their first CD “Australian Portrait “will be released this year ( 20011 ) , and they will be recording their second CD later in 2011, titled the “Fairer Sax” which will be music written entirely by female composers.
He leads a hectic, but enjoyable life fulfilling his role at the Conservatorium, teaching piano and accompaniment, as well as performing widely as an associate artist and chamber musician.
He loves cooking, sailing, playing and coaching soccer and his most treasured time is that spent with his wife and three boys…… and the dog!