Music Director – Core Artistic Team
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 music at Humber College where he was able to work with jazz luminaries including Dave Holland and Dave Douglas. Since graduating David has been freelancing playing both piano and accordion, in styles ranging from music theatre (â€œWickedâ€) to modern jazz (The Dirty Martinis), from rock/pop (Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth) to world music (Tropicalia). In 2010 he won the Dora for Outstanding Original Sound Design/ Composition for his work on Keystone TheatreÊ¼s first play â€œThe Belle of Winnipegâ€. Since then he has been a contract musician with DanCap Productions for their recent Toronto runs of â€œJersey Boysâ€ and â€œWestside Storyâ€, and a music educator at Bishop Strachan School. Most recently David appeared in Elton JohnÊ¼s ensemble at this yearÊ¼s Fashion Cares Benefit, and can be seen on CBCÊ¼s â€œOver the Rainbowâ€ where he is the Associate Musical Director.