B i o g r a p h y
David Lewiston Sharpe was born in Oxford, UK, in 1976 and was educated in London; he studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, King's College London and the Royal Academy of Music. His output as a composer covers orchestral, chamber, vocal and solo instrumental music. Central to his work so far are the four symphonies on which he has been working for over a decade; concertos including the Piano Concerto premiered in 2002 by Andrew Zolinsky with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Nicholas Cleobury; a series of song cycles; and a set of tone poems.
Composer of over 80 musical works and author of four books of poetry, David Lewiston Sharpe has received performances across Great Britain and in the USA, while his writing has been published in varied journals, and his poetry has found audiences through readings and exhibitions in the UK.
David's poetry and prose have been a concurrent thread over the last 25 years, seeing fruition in published essays and journalism on various themes including history, language, archaeology, genealogy and the arts. He has produced four books of poems, The Spoken River (100 sonnets), the 1,700-line narrative poem Dreaming the Book of Kalos, and The Scroll of Lost Songs (24 classical odes); with the Bristol photographer R.J. Conibear he has produced The Circle of The Seasons, an exhibition of photography and poetry (three UK locations so far), with a book of images & poetry.