David Strong moved from England to Denmark in 1990 and since has established himself as one of that countries busiest and most versatile pianists. Whether as solo pianist, accompanist or chamber musician David Strong has earned respect and admiration throughout europe. As well as giving piano recitals and playing chamber music David Strong is a passionate believer in playing for children and young people and is very active in the field of schools concerts and school music projects. His lecture recital, together with David Carlton Smith, "Playing Pictures" has also proved very popular.
Born in Yorkshire, England in 1964, he studied piano at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under Marjorie Clementi. In 1990 he moved to Denmark where he won the position of pianist in the Jutland Ensemble, a chamber group employed by the Danish government.
He can be heard during a busy schedule with up to 100 concerts per season. Many of these are broadcast by Danish national radio. He has a special interest in new music and as such is pianist with Arhus Sinfonietta, an ensemble specialising in modern music. He is a member of Arhus Piano Trio and as well as his duo partnership with Felicitas Strack he plays regularly with Bernard Roberts, his former teacher. He has a wide repertoire ranging from English renaissance composers to contemporary music.
A recent recording of works for 2 pianos by Hindemith with Bernard Roberts received 5 stars from BBC Music Magazine.
David Strong believes an important aspect of music making is making it accessible. He introduces the works on the programme from the platform and so makes the concert more informal. A few well chosen comments and explanations can often make the public feel more at home. Pointers to what to listen for and anecdotes about the pieces give the audience a way in to the music, especially in more recent works. Making music more accessible is also the basis of his considerable experience of performing educational concerts in schools.