Biography

Read about my past journeys.
My Work

Making music
in every way I can.

Hello, I’m David, and I am a musician. That means I make music in every way I can, and that I keep finding new ways to do so. It all started in the Netherlands, when when I began taking classical piano lessons with Peter Caelen.

The discovery of a whole new world of classical music was staggering to a ten-year-old, and from that moment, I never stopped discovering. In the eight years that followed, I performed on stages in the Netherlands and Belgium, and after that, I moved to Germany to continue my studies. I started my bachelor’s in Saarbrücken with Thomas Duis, finishing it in Dresden with Detlef Kaiser.

During my studies I began to learn that there is more to being a musician then I thought. Aside from my ever growing love for Brahms and Baroque music, I learned about the creative processes involved, and that inspiration could come from the most unexpected places, like jazz or foreign traditional music, and I had to look for more ways to express my ideas. I was mentored by prof. Ute Pruggmayer-Philipp in the art of  improvisation, and - although I stayed true to the piano - even tried my hand on various other instruments, like accordeon, harmonium and harpsichord. Through these learnings, I composed my own works, and in the summer of 2022 I premiered my first substantial piece, the Partita in b, in Switzerland.

Under the tutorship of Tatevik Mokatsian and many others, I also developed an interest in chamber music. From the many collaborations with wonderful musicians such as Aida Petrossian and Yukino Takehara, a duo with violist Kaat Schraepen bloomed, leading to countless concerts within the Netherlands.
Together with my former teacher Peter Caelen, I even travelled to Indonesia to perform as a quatre-mains duo as well as solo in Jakarta, Medan and Semarang. There, I also had my first experience as a professional teacher, giving masterclasses at the Jakarta Conservatory and the Sumatra Concervatoire in Medan.

Now, as the conclusion of my master's degree studies approach, I am looking forward to find out what new experiences await me as my journey continues, and I hope to meet you along the way!
2023
Master of Music - piano
With Prof. Dr. Florian Uhlig at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany
2022
Indonesia tour
2022
Partita in b premiere
In Cantorama Jaun, Switzerland
2020
Bachelor of Music - instrumental pedagogy
With Prof. Thomas Duis at the Hochschule für Musik Saar, and with Prof. Detlef Kaiser at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, Germany
2018
Live radio broadcast
On Deutschland Radio Kultur with Mahler's piano quartet
2016
First Full Solo Recital
At Peter Caelen Concerts, with Bach, Prokofiev and Brahms.
2014
Rhapsody in Blue
in the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht, with Harmonie St. Petrus en Paulus Paulus under direction of Matty Cilissen. I won prizes at the regional finale of the Prinses Christina Concours in Maastricht, as well as the Belfius Classics competition in Brussels.
2013
Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 23
with the Limburgs Orkest Jeugd en Muziek under direction of Dirk de Caluwe, in Riemst (Belgium)
2012
Concert with Aristos Quartet
with Haydn's piano concerto Hob. XVIII/11, arranged for piano and string quartet.
My Work

I am thrilled to show you
what I’ve got.

This is a collection of recordings and compositions I have created over the past years

Any Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.