For the guitarist, see David Sharpe (2).
For the 70s visual artist, see David Sharpe (3).
For the photographer appearing on the label hibernate, see David Sharpe (4).
David's first cello at the age of four was actually a viola with a spike. At 13, David became the youngest member of the New Zealand National Youth Orchestra and also played Principal Bassoon in the New Zealand National Youth Concert Band. At 16 he became the youngest ever member of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra before relocating to Adelaide in 1991 to study 'cello with Janis Laurs at the Elder Conservatorium. During this time he performed as a casual with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra. He has completed a Bacherlor of Music (Hons) in Conducting, and won a tutti 'cello position with the ASO in 1997.
David is an active participant in Symphony Australia's Conductor Development programme, and has worked with internationally renowned conductors Jorma Panola, Janos Furst, and Gustav Meier. He has conducted the Adelaide, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, and is now looking to spend more time in front of the orchestra than in it!