About David

Name     : David Oliver
Birthday: 21st July 1972
Studied : Birmingham Conservatoire of Music
Trinity College of Music
(where he now coaches flute and chamber music)


Sound & Subtastance Described as “having that very rare gift of getting the audience totally engrossed with the music”, David was already winning major awards at the age of six, when he appeared at The Royal Albert Hall.  He is now widely renowned, and regarded as one of the finest young flautists of his generation.
The Beethoven Connection
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His first recording was made at the age of 16, when he appeared on a disc entitled ‘The Selkirk Common Riding.’
  Studying initially with David Nicholson (SCO) in Aberdeen, David then went on to become a scholar of the renowned Birmingham Conservatoire of Music in 1992, studying with Colin Lilley (CBSO) and Kevin Gowland (Opera North), graduating in 1996.
Time Entwined
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He was a finalist in all major competitions during this time.

David has appeared at many large UK venues as well as touring overseas.  He has featured at UK venues which include the Purcell Room, South Bank, London; The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London; Jacqueline du Pré Music Building and Holywell Music Room, Oxford; Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen;

  St Mary’s and St Nicholas, Warwick.  He has also worked along side Simon Rattle, at Symphony Hall; Louis de Bernières, with whom he has  presented Music and poetry evenings, Janet Hilton and Nicholas Kramer, as well as distinguished composers such as Boulez and Steve Reich.
  David is now on the professorial staff at Trinity College of Music, London and is an Absolute Musicians Concert Artist, and has recorded 2 discs  for Amalie. Record Label. His Bolling recording of the 1st flute Suite on BBC LABEL promises to be a huge success!
Fellow Flautists

Ann Cherry
Marco Granados
Jennifer Cluff
Sharon Bezaly

He served on the council of the British Flute Society for five years, and was the Events Co-ordinator for two years.  In addition to coaching, performing and recording he has written music reviews for the daily national press.

David plays on a 14 carat Rose Gold Brannen Cooper flute with Broegger Mechanism