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Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, ‘Pastoral’, Op. 28
David Alexander graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music in 2002 having studied with Yonty Solomon and Andrew Ball. During his time at the College David won most of the piano prizes including the Dannreuther Concerto Prize, which he was awarded on two occasions for performances of concertos by Schoenberg and Poulenc with RCM orchestras. He was also twice a finalist in the prestigious Chappell Gold Medal, and in 2000 was awarded the highest possible mark for his undergraduate final recital.
David has performed at such venues as the Purcell Room, St John’s, Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’ Piccadilly, and the Warehouse in London, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, and the Guildhall and the Pump Rooms in Bath, and has attracted the praise of audiences and critics alike. The Times wrote of his performance of Tippet’s third sonata: “…(his) assured performance of this challenging work was deeply impressive. Rising to the technical hurdles of the frantic toccata was an achievement in itself, but Alexander also found a seething turbulence in the piece’s long, central movement giving it much-needed momentum and a visceral impact.” He has performed live for BBC Radio 3 and Radio France, and abroad in France, Germany, Switzerland and South Korea.