I have just started my first year reading music at Worcester College, Oxford. Some highlights of my first couple of weeks at Oxford have included the receipt of two scholarships – the Ensemble ISIS (the university's new music ensemble) scholarship and an instrumental award – and the first concert of the year last night, which I organised.
I am a very proactive and organised student, and would certainly apply this mentality to my teaching.
I have been fortunate enough to have some amazing teachers who have all had very different styles, so I would love to pass on what I have learnt so far.
Here's a more in-depth biography taken from my website (www.davidpalmercomposer.com):
"David recently completed his fourth and final year at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music. His principal study was composition (with Matthew Sergeant) and his second study was piano (with Jonathan Middleton), on which he has achieved ABRSM grade 8 (distinction).
David regularly performs as part of a piano duo with Erin Cox (tutored at the JRNCM by Shanshan Zhao). Such performances have taken place in Leeds, Bolton, Penrith (as part of the JRNCM external concert series) and, frequently, at the RNCM. David's compositions have featured in the New Music North West Festival on two occasions; the most recent being his performance of his composition Nine Short Scenes  with Erin Cox in the 2016 festival. David has also performed in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition
David won the Margaret Thomas Junior Piano Composition Award  for his performance of Fragments  in Penrith. Awards at the JRNCM include the Peter Redfearn Memorial Prize for Composition , the Director's Prize  and the Friends of the Junior RNCM Ensemble Prize  with Erin Cox.
David has recently finished his second year as a composer for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain [2014/15 and 2015/16], in which he was tutored by Anna Meredith and Larry Goves. David's music has been performed at the following venues during his time with the NYO:
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Concert Hall and Foyer, Birmingham Symphony Hall
Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre
Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre
Prior to his time with the NYO, David attended the 2014 Sound and Music Summer School at the Purcell School, on which he was tutored by David Horne.
Last year, David performed the celesta part in Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta with the International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra at the Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, Poland. Other orchestral keyboard opportunities include performances with the JRNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ewa Strusinska (Copland's Appalachian Spring and Stravinsky's The Firebird) and the National Youth Orchestra's Inspire Orchestra (Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 and Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, conducted by Duncan Ward and Kwame Ryan, respectively). Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 was toured around secondary schools in the North-West of England by the NYO Inspire Orchestra to inspire young people to pursue music. In July 2016, David performed the piano solo (/secondo) part to his Concerto with JRNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ewa Strusińska, for his final concert as a JRNCM student.
David is currently reading music at Worcester College, Oxford."
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