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David Sharp

  • Time at ASO 25 years
  • Instrument Conductor
  • Position Cello - Tutti
David Sharp

David Sharp’s diverse conducting credits include the major Symphony Orchestras of Australia, opera, chamber ensembles and education programs. He has appeared on television, film and radio, as well as on the international stage.

Recent engagements with the ASO include the inaugural Meditation concert Silence, the world premiere of Glyn Lehmann’s song cycle for young people Space Race, and a concert of latin/jazz music with Mark Ferguson. David has been the conductor, compere and curator of the ASO’s highly successful Tea and Symphony concert series, as well as conducting in the East End Rush Hour Concert Series, and Gigs at Grainger. He has conducted ASO Family concerts, regional South Australian tours, and the very popular ASO Alfresco concerts at Mount Lofty and Monarto. David conducted the ASO in the soundtrack to the feature film Disgrace starring John Malkovich as well as recordings of chamber ensemble music for use by the renowned circus troupe “Circa”.

Developing a specialisation for working with young people, David has conducted a number of education projects for the ASO, working closely with Paul Rissmann and the Young Adelaide Voices among others. He has also conducted projects for the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, and the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.

David made his international debut conducting St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in Auckland, New Zealand and enjoys an ongoing relationship with this orchestra.

David is supported by Dr Aileen F Connon AM via our Musical Chairs program.

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Passion

Adelaide Town Hall

Wed 3 Aug 2022

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Passion

Let the ASO take you on a fun-filled guided tour of the music you know and love, in the company of charismatic conductor and host Guy Noble.

Session Wed 3 Aug 2022, 9:30am

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