Dave Price

Dave Price first studied violin and piano, before discovering the endless sound-world of percussion. After a music degree at Durham University he received a three-year scholarship to study contemporary classical percussion withDave Price Stanislaw Skoczynski at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw. In 1999 he was invited to take part in the European Percussion Academy at the Aix-en-Provence festival, working closely with the leading exponents of French contemporary percussion music – Trio le Cercle, Percussions du Strasbourg and Ensemble Intercontemporain.

Since returning to London in 2000, he has developed a career as a musician and composer, exploring a broad creative outlook.

Dave is an Associate Artist of award-winning physical theatre company Gecko, who regularly tour shows to the worlds leading theatre festivals. He was composer and performer in their production The Overcoat, which toured internationally in 2010 with the support of the British Council to Georgia, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, South Korea and China. He has composed music for numerous other theatre productions including Taylors Dummies and Depth Charge (Gecko) and Beasts and Beauties directed by Melly Still at the Hampstead Theatre.

Regular collaborators include the singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert who is currently artist in residence at Aldeburgh Music and the pop group Aqualung with whom Dave has recorded several albums and toured extensively.

His composition Lee’s Game was short-listed for a BASCA Composers Award 2008. In 2009 Dave was Musical Director on a special project at the Lyric Hammersmith working with a group of autistic children, which was filmed for a Channel 4 documentary called Young, Autistic and Stagestruck.

Other recent highlights include recording with Regina Spektor and gigs with Max de Wardener and English folk band Bellowhead.

Dave plays C & C Custom drums, Bosphorus Cymbals.