D A V I D
L E W I S T O N
S H A R P E
C O M P O S E R - W R I T E R - T E A C H E R
"For me, writing music is the distillation of memory"
"We are united by the evolution of speech,
more than we are divided by our dispersal
among countless languages"
- writing in Babel: The Language Magazine
"A poem is a universal locus,
and a lens for all light"
- writing in The Spoken River: 100 sonnets
R E V I E W S
"Melodious ... impressionistic ... piquant" The Guardian
“David Lewiston Sharpe’s piano concerto, performed
by the Royal Phil last October and conducted by Nicholas Cleobury was fantastic and one piece we
had to share with listeners.” ClassicFM
"Astonishing encore [Memoria non est in mente] ... very
stately, and leaves the listener rather reflective."
Michael S. Zerban, O-Ton
“Very lovely music … a life experience”
Arvo Pärt [on Lewiston Sharpe's Piano Concerto No.1]
N E W S
The new album CAPRICCIO, present-
-ing première recordings of new
chamber music (released 16 April),
on Australia's ABC Classic radio.
20 April 2021
In memoriam, for organ, was played as the postlude at the County Memorial Evensong service in Thanksgiving for the life of HRH The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, at Gloucester Cathedral. It was performed by organist Jonathan Hope.
2 March 2021
The new album release is announced, CAPRICCIO - première recordings by violinist Hayley Bullock, cellist Dmitrij Gornowskij, pianist Amir Tebenikhin. The album is released on Friday, 16 April. Duos, trios and solo sonatas, including the title duo, Capriccio.
7 August 2020
Coverage of the new album, In The Tavern Of Sweet Songs – reviewed in The Guardian by Erica Jeal, "soprano Lucy Knight and tenor Jeff Stewart weave melodious vocal lines above Nigel Foster's piano playing, sometimes impressionistic, sometimes piquant ... beautifully evocative ... crystal clarity". – Review
3 August 2020
'Meet the Artist' series ('The Cross-Eyed Pianist' Frances Wilson) has published an interview in the wake of the release of the new CD. Read the onlilne interview here: Meet the Artist
P E R F O R M A N C E S
Hayley Bullock (violin),
Dmitrij Gornowskij (cello)
Andriana Yordanova (soprano)
Ramona Zammit Formosa (piano)
as heard on the show on
16 July 2019 (CLICK IMAGE).