David began studying music at the age of five in Ottawa with Hungarian-Canadian composer Gabor Finta, and grew up performing classical piano at various prestigious venues, including Parliament Hill, and the French, Slovakian, and Hungarian Embassies.
In 2004, David moved to Toronto to study jazz performance at Humber College where he was selected three times for intensive workshops with visiting guest artists Dave Holland, Dave Liebman, and Dave Douglas.
David has since freelanced everywhere from orchestra pits (Mirvish Theatre‘s “Wicked”, DanCap’s “Jersey Boys” and “West Side Story”) to Roy Thomson Hall (Canadian Tenors), in a range of styles including blues (Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth), modern jazz (The Thing Is), and world music (Os Tropies).
In 2008, David joined the silent film-inspired Keystone Theatre as music director, with whom he received the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Sound Design/Composition for his work on their first play “The Belle of Winnipeg”. In the summer of 2012, David and Keystone Theatre toured Canada’s Fringe Festival circuit with their 2nd show “Last Man On Earth”, which received a number of awards and 5-star reviews. Most recently, Keystone Theatre's Gold Fever played at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival.
Over the last few years, in addition to being a music educator at The Bishop Strachan School, David has appeared in Elton John’s ensemble at last year’s Fashion Cares benefit; in CBC Television’s “Over The Rainbow” where he acted as Assistant Music Director; in the Canadian Stage Company production of London Road, the ground-breaking verbatim musical by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork; in Luminato's If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway with Rufus Wainwright and several illustrious guests; and finally in festivals and concert halls around Sweden with Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite Of Everything as part of the 2014 Scandalousnavia tour.