Originally from Australia, David studied at the Flinders Street School of Music (Adelaide) with Diana Harris. At the age of 18, he graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) and an Advanced Diploma of Music (Accompanying). He was recognised nationally for his outstanding achievements during study and for being the youngest B.Mus graduate in Australia. He is now based in London, UK and a freelance accompanist & opera répétiteur.
As a répétiteur David has worked with, Nicholas Braithwaite (State Opera of South Australia), John Owen-Edwards (Gilbert & Sullivan Company), Fraser Goulding (The Opera School Wales, Swansea City Opera), Martin Merry (Opera Osuna, Seville), Stephen Barlow (State Opera of South Australia), Paul McCreesh (Music in the round, Sheffield), Kent Nagano (ABC Classics), Michael Lloyd (British Youth Opera), Peter Robinson (State Opera of South Australia, BYO & Raymond Gubbay Ltd – Albert Hall, English Touring Opera as MD for the education project, ICE (nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award), The Minotaur Music Theatre Company as MD for the New English Version of The Barber of Seville and English National Opera (Baylis & Opera Works Programme).
His recital work includes Deborah Norman (soprano), Donald Maxwell (Baritone), Daniel Parkin (Flute), Sarah Fox (soprano), Roland Wood (Baritone), Sylvia O’Brien (soprano), Joshua Ellicot (tenor), & ‘The Sirens’, with performances in St John’s Smith Square (London), Chichester, Buxton & Wexford Festivals, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Oxford Lieder Festival, Florence (Italy), Seville (Spain) as well as accompanist to ‘Voiceworks’ (Adelaide) in Stuttgart, Wroclaw & Warsaw.
David is a Britten-Pears young artist, a Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now artist and a member of the Lost Chord Project. He is in demand to work with children of all ages and abilities across the UK giving concerts and workshops, as well as performing to sufferers of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.