David Brooks enjoys a multifaceted musical life as a pianist, violinist, violist, composer, and teacher. A first prize winner of several national and international competitions, he has performed concerts across the United States and Europe. Of a performance at Boston’s Gardner Museum, the Boston Globe called his playing “especially lush.” Compass News said of another performance, “Brooks left the audience stunned and speechless.”
Committed especially to the performance of new music, David has taken part in the world premiers of more than 40 compositions, and recently founded ensemble243, an extended-techniques piano ensemble at Wingate University where he is an assistant professor of piano and music theory. Before coming to North Carolina, David taught award-winning piano studios at Adelphi University in New York, and at the University of Washington in Seattle.
In his spare time, David enjoys studying graphology, statistics, architecture, and interior design, as well as reading about conspiracy theories and drinking excellent coffee.