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David at York Minster
August 2002

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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 College, Cambridge.

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.

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