MMus (Juilliard), BMus (Hons) (Cleveland, USA), LMusA (Piano), AMusA (Piano & Violin), FTCL, LTCL
David Lempriere-Laughton is a highly sought after solo and collaborative pianist who currently maintains a successful career across Europe, the USA and Australasia. He has appeared in recital at Carnegie Hall, New York; Wigmore Hall, London; the Louvre, Paris; Jubilee Hall, Singapore; the Cologne Philharmonie; the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam; the Dmitri Mitropolous Concert Hall of Athens and the Palais des Beaux Arts of Brussels. His performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Geminiani Chamber Orchestra earned him the 1994 3MBS FM Performer of the Year Award and in 1997 he was one of the top ten finalists in the Cincinatti World Piano Competition. His numerous competition successes include first prize in the 1994 Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Scholarship, 1995 Austral Salon Scholarship, 1997 Royal South Street Concerto Competition and 1998 Darius Milhaud Award and silver medal in both the Corpus Christi and Isabel Scionti International Piano Competitions.
An active chamber musician, David has collaborated with many of the world’s most celebrated artists, including cellist Alisa Weilerstein, violinist Karen Gomyo, blues musician Corky Siegel, soprano Valeria Esposito and actress Dame Harriet Walter. He has been featured at a variety of international festivals, including Ravinia, Van Cliburn, Caramoor, Brisbane and Bad-kissingen and as a teacher has mentored finalists and prize winners at major national music competitions in the UK and Japan.
Mr Laughton graduated from the Juilliard School in 2001 with a Master of Music Degree and is a Fellow of Trinity College London.