David is a music director, pianist, pit musician, conductor, composer, arranger, orchestrator, vocal coach, music engraver/copyist and keyboard programmer based in Melbourne, Australia.
He is currently the Assistant Music Director of the Australian tour of Moulin Rouge! (Global Creatures). Previously, David was Conductor/Keyboard for the Australian tour of Cruel Intentions (DVE), and Assistant Music Director for the Australian tour of The Wedding Singer (DVE), before becoming the show’s Conductor/Associate Music Director for its New Zealand tour.
Other past creative credits include Music Director/Supervisor for the Australian productions of the Edinburgh Fringe smash hit Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts (Salty Theatre/Red Hot Productions), Top Gun! The Musical (Salty Theatre/Chapel off Chapel) and the World Premiere of Hashed Out: A Kansley and Lidert Song-Cycle (VCA), which he also orchestrated. He was Music Supervisor/Orchestrator/Sound Designer for Senser (Brittanie Shipway), and Music Supervisor/Arranger for People Suck. David has been the Music Director/Co-Arranger for several development labs and workshops of the new Australian musical Paper Stars, including recently at the Australian Musical Theatre Festival in Launceston, Tasmania.
Highlights as a pit musician/keyboardist include Bring It On (Melbourne Professional Season), Les Misérables, Wicked, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, In the Heights, Little Miss Sunshine, and Legally Blonde. He is a pianist with countless experience accompanying auditions, rehearsals, concerts, exams, and cabaret.
David has overseen and implemented music technology for the Australian productions of Hamilton (Michael Cassel Group), Moulin Rouge! (Global Creatures) and Muriel's Wedding (Global Creatures). He is Music Technology Supervisor for Moulin Rouge! in Korea and Japan
He composed an original score and lyrics for the Summer Pantomime Little Red Riding Hood, and has contributed orchestrations/arrangements for Amazing Grace (Manilla Street Productions, Music Directed by Luke Hunter), Broadway Unplugged (BeYou) and Starbound (Launchpad).
David is also in demand as a keyboardist for several corporate entertainment groups, recently headlining for the City of Melbourne New Year's Eve Fireworks, and playing in some of Melbourne's largest venues including The Forum and The Plaza Ballroom.
He studied towards a Bachelor of Applied Music (Composition) at Box Hill Institute, Victoria, before transferring for completion into the Bachelor of Music Industry (Performance).