Accompanist: David Elwin

David Elwin has been the accompanist of Dulwich Choral Society since 2000.


David studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Jean Harvey, Max Pirani and Rex Stephens. His first professional work was as staff pianist with The Royal Ballet, and later the English National Ballet. He regularly performed as piano soloist with both companies in nationwide venues. In 1992 he left ENB to go freelance and now combines activities as an accompanist/répétiteur, duo partner, soloist, instrumental and vocal coach and piano teacher.


He enjoys several long-standing collaborations, including with David Angel of the Maggini String Quartet.


He has for many years worked with baritone and teacher John Huw Davies at the annual Canford Summer School, where they run the solo singing course together. They have frequently performed together in recital.


From 1987 until 1995 he was accompanist and répétiteur for the distinguished voice trainers Audrey Langford and Andrew Field.


He works with students at the Kent Music Academy, a specialist section of the Kent Music School, as pianist and coach for concerts and examinations. In 2002 he was accompanist in residence for the first London Lieder Competition.


David has wide experience as a choral accompanist: as well as Dulwich Choral Society, he accompanies OSJ Voices with former King’s Singer Jeremy Jackman.