David Aprahamian Liddle MA (Cantab.) FRCO ARCM is Organist of
St. Barnabas Pimlico. The youngest English pupil of André Marchal,
David also had lessons with H A Bate, David Sanger, Marie-Madeleine
Duruflé and Daniel Roth. He was educated at Worcester
College for the Blind and St John’s College, Cambridge,
and was Assisting Organ Scholar at King’s College. He studied
composition with Robin Holloway. An FRCO Limpus Prize winner,
he was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ W T
Best Memorial Scholarship.
In 1990 David gave the inaugural recital at Alexandra Palace,
near his home in North London, at the completion of the first
phase of that organ’s restoration. In 1991 he broadcast
from there, becoming Honorary Resident Organist in 1992. Between
1991 and 1993 he arranged a series of Sunday afternoon prom concerts
there with guest players. He gave concerts there regularly from
2011, and was in 2012 the first to play a concerto there with
orchestra in over 70 years.
David has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, as well as many
town halls and most of the British cathedrals, including celebrity
recitals at Westminster Abbey, Westminster and St Paul’s
Cathedrals. In his many tours of America he was invited to Yale
and other universities, and played at Trinity Church, St Ignatius
Loyola and St Thomas’s, New York. In Paris, he has performed
at Notre-Dame, La Madeleine, and Saint-Sulpice.
David’s appearances with orchestra have included the 3rd
Symphony by Saint-Saëns, the second ever performance of
the Organ Concerto by Basil Harwood, and Concertos by Handel,
Stanley and Arne with ‘The Handel Collection’ at
St Stephen Walbrook.
In January 2011, David gave the celebrity recital for the 10th
birthday celebrations of Philip Norman’s ‘Organists
on line’, at Bloomsbury Central Baptist church. The following
March, his Missa brevis was sung by the choir of Gonville & Caius
David’s CDs of organ music are on the Priory and Guild
Music labels. He has also recorded a wide variety of his compositions
and other repertoire, available on David's
YouTube channel. His compositions are available from Music
Sales or directly via this web site.