David Drury - soloist with ABB
David Drury - organist
Born in 1961, David Drury is well known to Australian audiences as an organist, choral conductor and composer. A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium, in 1987 he became the first and only Australian to win the Tournemire prize for improvisation at the St Alban’s International Organ Competition.
Since then he has toured England, France, Germany, Canada, USA and New Zealand as a recitalist, and appeared as a concerto soloist with the Sydney, Adelaide and West Australian symphony orchestras, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2018, David played for the Choir of The Pilgrim Church, Adelaide on a tour of 10 English Cathedrals. In June he played in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris and Southwark Cathedral, London. He has also played in the Bach B minor Mass with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and solo recitals in the Sydney Symphony’s ‘Tea and Symphony’ series, Brisbane City Hall and Sydney Town Hall.
In 2019 he will play Handel organ concertos with the Queensland Baroque Orchestra and again for the SSO ‘Tea and Symphony’ series.
David is Director of Music at St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney. His choral music is published by Crescendo Music Publications.