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David Alberman



David Alberman
Born in London, David Alberman received his early tuition from Mary Long, Sheila Nelson, Emmanuel Hurwitz and Vera Kantrovich, and received his LRAM diploma from the Royal Academy of music at the age of sixteen. He studied the violin privately with Prof. Igor Ozim in Cologne, and then studied Classical Languages and Philosophy at Oxford University for four years before returning to music. Having been a concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, where he led the orchestra for such conductors as Claudio Abbado and Sir Georg Solti, a long-standing interest in contemporary music led him in 1986 to join the internationally renowned Arditti Quartet, who specialise in new music.

In 1995, he formed a Duo with the virtuoso pianist Rolf Hind. Since then, the Alberman/Hind Duo has played recitals in the major European cities including Vienna, Darmstadt, London, Stockholm, Oslo, Stuttgart and Brussels. In addition to recitals with the Duo and teaching (he is a Guest Professor of New String Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London), he became a Principal of the London Symphony Orchestra in 1999, and has played as guest concertmaster in groups as varied as the London Symphony Orchestra itself, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Recherche Freiburg, Sinfonia 21, and the London Sinfonietta. He is a keen chamber musician, appearing with groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Nash and Razumovsky ensembles. He has appeared as soloist with, among others, the Orchestre de Lille, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna. David Alberman plays on a Guarneri Del Gesu violin of 1736.