David’s journey as a saxophonist begun at age 10 when he first picked up a dusty, 40 year old Yamaha, passed down through his family. Soon after he began lessons with Perth jazz legend, Roger Garrood. His secondary schooling took place at Churchlands Senior Highs School, a Perth institution renowned for it’s phenomenal music program. It was here, under the tutelage of Amanda Johnson, that he first discovered the wonderful musical niche of classical saxophone. During these years David experienced countless amazing opportunities including tours to China and Europe, 5 years with the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, and high profile performances in Perth’s top venues. Since commencing tertiary study under Doctor Mathew Styles at the WA Academy of Performing Arts David has broadened his interests extensively. A recent tour to Bangkok with the Maverick Saxophone Quartet has shown him the incredible world of opportunities available to saxophonists and has sparked a number of personal projects that will hopefully see light in the coming months and years. In the latter half of 2014, David was the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including: first prize in the Fremantle Eisteddfod Concerto Competition, first place in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ Warana Concerto Competition, and the award for overall most outstanding instrumentalist in the North of Perth Music Festival.