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David Schofield

British Crossover Pianist

About David

Since his Carnegie Hall debut at the early age of nineteen, British pianist David Schofield has had numerous engagements across the United Kingdom, Europe, Ukraine, USA and Canada. His fresh interpretations of movie scores, partnered with his unrivalled youthful energy and personality, have made David one of the UK's best crossover artists.

David began playing the piano in his hometown of Manchester at the age of five. Aged nine, he started his studies at Chetham's School of Music with Simon Bottomley. In 2006, David finished his ninth year there and, along with being the recipient of the Piano Prize, was offered a scholarship at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. In Chicago, David studied with Graham Scott and Solomon Mikowsky (Manhattan School of Music).

David has enjoyed many competition successes as a solo pianist. Aged twelve, he was introduced to the international stage, travelling to Ukraine to participate in the fourth International Piano Competition in memory of Vladimir Horowitz. By the age of eighteen, he had been awarded more than forty first prizes in piano competitions. David has enjoyed continued success, winning prizes worldwide.

In both 2014 and 2015, David was awarded Number Ones in the iTunes charts for Londonderry Air and Somewhere Over the Rainbow both of which were charity singles.David has performed to a wide variety of audiences. Listeners range from the Dragon's Den panel and Prince Harry to Athletes at the London Olympic Games. His performances have been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC and Sky television. He has been involved in many charity performances, including BBC Children in Need and the "New Heart, New Start" charity. Furthermore, he has helped young musicians embark on a musical education by raising money for bursaries.

David's unique approach to the piano, his repertoire selection and performances, have inspired audiences across the globe to rekindle their love for piano music.

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