Growing up in a small town of Humble, Texas, David began touring as a concert pianist at the age of ten. By fourteen, he performed the Mozart piano Concerto in F Major with the Houston Chamber Orchestra. He won a nationwide talent show at the age of fifteen and toured England , Germany , France , Switzerland and Holland . When he was sixteen, he was the featured soloist with the Houston Symphony and under the direction of renowned conductor, Andre Previn, performing the difficult Khachaturian Piano Concerto, 45 minutes in length.
Life has not always been easy for the gifted artist. David grew up in a house dominated by an abusive, alcoholic father. His earliest happy memories revolve around the piano. David reflected. “Somebody had to come and help me. But I remember once I was up there, I was happy.”
David went on to receive a full scholarship to the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore . While studying there, he made a serious commitment to follow Christ. He also made a commitment to his wife, Debbie, a student at the conservatory, majoring in viola. ‘I wouldn’t have made it without her,” David said. “She has been the glue that has held me together through the tough times and since she came from a healthy background, God has used her to keep me from falling apart at the seams.”
David and Debbie celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. They are the proud parents of 25-year-old son, Christopher who is an outstanding drummer and daughter, Kelly, 21 who recently married and is pursuing her dreams in music, dance and stage performance. Debbie teaches strings and piano privately and performs with the Harpeth String Trio out of Nashville. She has written a powerful devotional to accompany David’s CD, Once in a Lifetime.