David Palmer


David Palmer (b. 1997) is a London-based composer and pianist specialising in 20th- and 21st-century repertoire. He is in demand as a soloist and collaborative pianist, and has a particular interest in song.

David studies piano with Ronan O’Hora and Rolf Hind at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which he was recently awarded a Master of Performance with distinction and received a Concert Recital Diploma for exceptional performance. He is currently studying on the Artist Diploma course.

David read music at the University of Oxford, graduating with a first-class BA in 2019. He was president of the music and chamber music societies and held multiple scholarships. He now teaches undergraduate modules in stylistic composition, arrangement, transcription, and keyboard skills at the University.

Before Oxford, David was a composer for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and attended the Junior Royal Northern College of Music. David has studied composition with Richard Barrett, Robert Saxton and Matthew Sergeant.

David was a 2022-23 Britten Pears Young Artist. He is generously supported by the Norman Gee Foundation.

Biography updated: September 2023
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