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
19 May 2023
The new album CAPRICCIO, present-
-ing première recordings of new
chamber music (released 16 April),
on Australia's ABC Classic radio.
In memoriam for organ was played as the postlude at the County Memorial Evensong service in Thanksgiving for the life of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Gloucester Cathedral – Jonathan Hope, organ.
'Meet the Artist' series ('The Cross-Eyed Pianist' Frances Wilson) has published an interview in the wake of the release of the new CD. Link: Meet the Artist
P E R F O R M A N C E S
Dmitrij Gornowskij (cello)
Amir Tebenikhin (piano)
Helix Kammermusik - 'kontraste' concert
as heard on the show on
16 July 2019 (CLICK IMAGE).