Australian pianist, David Barnard graduated at the remarkable age of 18 from his undergraduate degrees,whilst studying with Diana Harris OAM.
He moved to the UK the same year and was accepted into the prestigious Britten-Pears School, British Youth Opera and Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now programs. David has collaborated with many high profiled singers and instrumentalists including Lesley Garrett CBE, Sarah Fox, Celia Craig and members of the London Symphony Orchestra. He has played orchestral piano & celeste for the Melbourne, Adelaide & BBC Symphony Orchestras and some of his noted performances as chamber musician and Lieder pianist have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Scotland, RTÉ, 3mbs Melbourne, 5mbs Adelaide and ABC Classic FM. David was invited to Buckingham Palace in October 2011 as a ‘Significant Australian living and working in the UK’. He has participated in many masterclasses internationally as well as giving masterclass for Yamaha Australia, the Accompanist Guild of South Australia and the Mietta Song Competition. David was based in the UK for 13 years and returned to Australia in 2013 as he was appointed Head of Music for the State Opera of South Australia. He is now based in Melbourne and is an active staff member of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. David is a 2015 50th Anniversary Churchill Fellow.