David began studying music at the age of five in Ottawa with Hungarian-Canadian composer Gabor Finta, and grew up performing classical piano at various prestigious venues, including Parliament Hill, and the French, Slovakian, and Hungarian Embassies.
In 2004, David moved to Toronto to study jazz performance at Humber College where he was selected three times for intensive workshops with visiting guest artists Dave Holland, Dave Liebman, and Dave Douglas.
David has since freelanced everywhere from orchestra pits (Mirvish Theatre‘s “Wicked”, DanCap’s “Jersey Boys” and “West Side Story”) to Roy Thomson Hall (Canadian Tenors), in a range of styles including blues (Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth), modern jazz (The Thing Is), and world music (Os Tropies).
In 2008, David joined the silent film-inspired Keystone Theatre as music director, with whom he received the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Sound Design/Composition for his work on their first play “The Belle of Winnipeg”.
Last summer, David and Keystone Theatre toured Canada’s Fringe Festival circuit with their 2nd show “Last Man On Earth”, which received a number of awards and 5-star reviews.
More recently, in addition to being a music educator at The Bishop Strachan School, David appeared in Elton John’s ensemble at this year’s Fashion Cares benefit, as well as CBC Television’s “Over The Rainbow” where he acted as Assistant Music Director.
January 24th, 25h, 26th and 27th at The Winchester Kitchen: The Sweetest Sounds - A century of song from Rodgers to Guettel. David will then be traveling with the show to New York City for a one-time performance at Birdland on February 3rd, at 5pm.
On Wednesdays Feb 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, David will be performing with Os Tropies at the Piston to celebrate the release of their debut EP, TROPICALIA!