Welcome to David Carhart official web site.
Here you will know everything about his career, his works,
live performances and future events.
David Carhart (piano) has pursued a career both as pianist and composer, and as a teacher.
He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he received exhibitions for both piano and composition. He studied with the legendary Dame Myra Hess, and later with Albert Ferber.
His debut as a pianist was at the Wigmore Hall in the London Piano Series and he has subsequently performed in this country and abroad and for BBC Radio 3 and Channel 4 tv.
He is the founder and director of DOUBLE IMAGE with whom he has made several recordings; the ensemble has appeared at most major venues, including the Purcell Room, St John’s Smith Square and the Wigmore Hall. For the ensemble, he has written a number of works which have been performed at major venues in this country and abroad. As a composer he has been the recipient of international awards; he received first prize in Toronto for his guitar work 'Capriccio', he was a prize winner in the Italian 'Concorso Gaspare Spontini', and most recently, his settings of A.E.Housman were given an award by the English Poetry and Song Society and subsequently performed as part of the Bath Literary Festival. In America, David has also been given an award of distinction by theLongfellow Chorus, Portland, Maine. As pianist/composer he has performed at the Cheltenham and 3 Choirs Festivals.
A recent press review spoke of ‘… his sensitive and virtuosic pianism for whom the myriad difficulties of his chosen composer held no fears’. He has performed throughout the U.K., in France, Italy and America. His work as a teacher well known. For several years he was Head of Music at Brunel University, and in more recent years a tutor at Goldsmith’s College and Trinity College, London.
He now teaches privately and holds regular master classes.