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David Drury

David Drury was educated at Trinity Grammar School, Sydney. He gratuated from the Sydney Conservatorium with a degree in organ performance and was the recipient of the Vasanta scholarship for overseas study. In England he studied with the professor of organ of the Royal Academy of Music, David Sanger, gaining the Associate Diploma in organ, and the Choir-Master Diploma from the Royal College of Organists. In 1987 he became the first and only Australian to win the Tournemire prize for improvisation at the St Alban’s International Organ Competition. He has since given recitals in Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s and Westminster Cathedrals in london, and King’s College Cambridge. In Paris, he has performed four times at Notre Dame and twice at La Madeleine, and he has also appeared at the Toulon Festival.

He has toured North America as a recitalist, tutor, accompanist and choral director, and has given masterclasses and performed on American radio and television. In 1996 he gave a recital for the Organ Historical Society’s National convention in Philadelphia.

David Drury has appeared as a recitalist at the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Christchurch & Auckland Town Halls. He has performed at the Melbourne International Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, the Newcastle Festival, the Barossa Festival, The Ballarat Goldfields Festival, the Festival of Sydney & the New Zealand Organists Congress. He broadcasts regularly for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and other radio stations.

He has performed concertos with the Adelaide and West Australian symphony orchestras, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. He performed in the 2000 Olympic Games opening ceremony and in front of world leaders at the 2007 APEC Summit concert.

David Drury has released four solo recordings as well as appearing on numerous recordings as a guest artist. He is also the keyboard player with the emerging progressive band Resonaxis. As a composer, David Drury has a large output or choral music. He is Director of Music at St Paul’s College, within the University of Sydney.
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